Saturday, April 04, 2009

a beautiful thing


you don't have a name...
you were part of a household...
where did the nard come from? you probably had some means...
your tears.
your tears.
your tears.
hmm. do you have tears in this text? no.
no tears.
who are you?

what moved you to do this beautiful thing...

you anointed Jesus as a king would be.

anointed him because you saw who he was...and you heard what he was saying...
and before your story, the priests and scribes were plotting...
and after your story...Judas is making a deal to betray...

and the twelve don't get it.

A beautiful thing, Jesus says, is what you have done.
or...the greek translated more commonly as a good thing, an ethical thing. like almsgiving. I like 'beautiful'

I dont' know.

I know you are speaking to me..
about taking what is precious and beautiful...and using it to touch others...to touch the suffering Christ in others...to....
speak to me, ancient sister.
speak to me..give me wisdom to hear your story, to share your story...to make it all make sense,
somehow.

5 comments:

Purple said...

Beautiful

Songbird said...

I love this particular anointing woman, and what you've done here.

mompriest said...

really beautiful...did you make the "pot"?

karlajean said...

thanks...
and yes, I did make the pot!

zorra said...

Thank you for this, karlajean--and thanks for stopping by, too. I look forward to meeting you soon!