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A woman came with an alabaster jar of very costly ointment of nard, and she broke open the jar 
and poured the ointment on [Jesus’] head. - Mark 14:3 (NRSV)

My son Stephen gave me a big bottle of my favorite cologne. I treasure this gift, and as the months go by, I use just a little of it because I want it to last as long as possible. But the woman in our reading for today wasn’t concerned about...

Today's Prayer
Dear Lord, thank you for the precious gift of your son, Jesus Christ. Help us to be open in giving ourselves to you. Amen.

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Today's Reading
Mark 14:3-9

Thought for the Day

Today I will look for ways to pour myself out for God.

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Sharing the heart, mind, and work of Christ . . .

“Prayer, searching the scripture, and service are means of entering into and sharing the heart, mind, and work of Christ. A balanced spiritual practice helps us get in step with the transforming rhythm of Jesus’ life with God: work and worship, engagement and rest, service and Sabbath, contemplation and action.” Read more.