Wednesday, August 12th, 2009 | Author:

Welcome to the Word for Wednesday meme. Thanks to post-dating software, I can say this from my vacation in the Adirondack mountains.

If you’ve posted, leave your link in the comments and I will respond when I return.

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Here’s one of my favorite passages, one that we would all do well to heed. Have you done what you could?

While He was in Bethany at the home of Simon the leper, and reclining at the table, there came a woman with an alabaster vial of very costly perfume of pure nard; and she broke the vial and poured it over His head. But some were indignantly remarking to one another, “Why has this perfume been wasted? “For this perfume might have been sold for over three hundred denarii, and the money given to the poor.” And they were scolding her. But Jesus said, “Let her alone; why do you bother her? She has done a good deed to Me. For you always have the poor with you, and whenever you wish you can do good to them; but you do not always have Me. She has done what she could; she has anointed My body beforehand for the burial. Truly I say to you, wherever the gospel is preached in the whole world, what this woman has done will also be spoken of in memory of her.” (Mark 14:3-9)

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5 Responses
  1. Miss Szymanski says:

    Hi Jean,

    I've seen my friends, Mrs. Mecomber and Hercules do this before and thought it was a great idea. Here's mine:

  2. Hercules Mulligan says:

    Hi Jean. I'm sorry, I did mine a little late. Actually, I had been working on this essay for a while, and was about to post it, when I though, "Hey, I need to do WFW. Why don't I make it one of those posts? The underlying theme is from Romans and other Scripture passages anyway."

    It's long, and is in two parts. I hope it will not be too laborious a chore to read. UGH. I gotta learn to write shorter posts one of these days … Anyway, here they are:

  3. Jim Wetzel says:

    "Have you done what you could?"

    Not an easy question to answer. I'm glad you didn't ask, "Have you done all you could?" There, the answer would be easy: no.

    As He said, we don't have Him with us. Of course, He also said that we DO have Him in the Matthew 25 sense.

    Good post!

    Oh, here's mine — late, as usual.

  4. akaGaGa says:

    Welcome, Miss Szymanski! I'm so glad you decided to join us, and hope you can continue.

    Herky, what you miss in frequency you make up for in length! I'm looking forward to a good read.

    Jim, when I read this passage, I think of doing something for Christ and getting criticized for it by everyone … except Jesus. If that happens, and we keep on serving our Lord, then I think we're in pretty good shape.

    Thanks for posting, all. I'm off to see what y'all came up with while I was lazing about the campground.

    Note that Rebecca posted, too: