17 Mar Matthew 26:10-13

10 But Jesus, aware of this, said to them, “Why do you bother * the woman? For she has done a good deed to Me.
11 “For you always have the poor with you; but you do not always have Me. 12 “For when she poured this perfume on My body, she did it to prepare Me for burial. 13 “Truly I say to you, wherever * this gospel is preached in the whole world, what this woman has done will also be spoken of in memory of her.”

Jesus always protects His own. Here He rebuked the disciples and praised Mary for her loving act of devotion. Nothing given in love to Jesus is wasted. Her faith brought joy to the heart of Jesus, fragrance to the entire room, and encouragement to us to love and serve Christ with our very best. Are you offering your best to God? What act of love could you do to show Jesus your heart?