He says in frustration, "I never SAID that!" She answers in deeper frustration, "You don't HAVE to."
I sit in thought about the story of the woman who broke her alabaster jar for Jesus. She brought and poured out something of great worth and long-saved value. I have not really been thinking about it in the "give your ALL for Christ" mentality exactly. I think a bit more of our call to love Christ in all our brothers and sisters around us. Now I have to wonder when was the last time I threw all caution to the wind in order to love someone...anyone around me? When was the last time I forgot about proving points or convincing someone of the gospel through words and broke my alabaster jar instead? When was the last time I did not just SAY, "You too are loved by God..." but actually thought it in my heart and then RELATED it to someone?
I also love the response of all the good Christian respectables around the woman. These crazy people! (It's always easy to read a story and call people 'crazy' or 'outrageous' in Biblical stories instead of actually identifying ourselves with them). They see this action as a giant waste...very reckless. When was the last time I did something for someone else, which to everyone else would appear 'reckless' or 'wasteful' (you can waste more than money...like time...possessions...)
For I read this and know Jesus then says, "Leave her alone because people will be telling her story forever because SHE GETS IT!!"
So when was the last time I was reckless!
When is the NEXT time I WILL BE reckless!!