In her memory – Day 13
The Plot against Jesus Jesus is Anointed at Bethany Judas Agrees to Betray Jesus
The scene shifts from chief priests and scribes plotting to arrest Jesus and kill him to a dinner at the home “Simon the Leper”. Here an unnamed woman pours very expensive perfume on Jesus’ head. The woman’s action was not welcome and the guests express much criticism. Jesus interrupts them and sings the woman’s praises.
1. This unnamed woman “did what she could” (14:8). Did she perhaps know and understood what was about to happen? Was this a prophetic act?
2. How are we to tell the story “in memory of her” when we don’t know her name?
3. Read verses 9 and 10 again. What prompted Judas to go to the chief priests?
4. Note that the woman spent money to do “a beautiful thing” for Jesus with her hands while Judas was about to make money by handing Jesus over. Does this observation reflect anything in your own context?