Monday. 3/ 30/15
Today’s readings give us two endearing pictures. The first one is of God’s Suffering Servant, and the second one is of the highly perceptive Mary of Bethany.
We can add nothing to the picture Isaiah gave us of the Suffering Servant. “He shall bring forth justice to the nations, not crying out, not shouting, not making his voice heard in the street. A bruised reed he shall not break, and a smoldering wick he shall not quench.”There was all around merriment at the party they gave for Lazarus coming back from the dead. The only exceptions to the joy were the persons of Jesus and Mary. Jesus was sadly looking forward to his death; and the lovingly perceptive Mary, seeing the sadness in the whole make up of her beloved Jesus, spent all her savings in fittingly anointing his body for burial.