Her unkempt hair, distasteful outfit, offensive mannerisms offended everyone present.
Who was she and why did Jesus not correct her?
He wasn’t concerned by the things they were concerned with. He saw just her heart. And He saw their hearts too.
And seeing what was unkempt, distasteful and offensive in their hearts, He spoke up.”Aware of this, Jesus said to them, “Why are you bothering this woman? She has done a beautiful thing to me.”
The ‘Board of Directors’ present in the room had determined that this woman with issues could not possibly be close to Jesus’ heart. But they failed to see the situation clearly.
She touched His heart so deeply, and He her’s, that He said of her: “Truly I tell you, wherever this gospel is preached throughout the world, what she has done will also be told, in memory of her.”
Jesus sees just the heart.
“While Jesus was in Bethany in the home of Simon the Leper, 7 a woman came to him with an alabaster jar of very expensive perfume, which she poured on his head as he was reclining at the table.
8 When the disciples saw this, they were indignant. “Why this waste?” they asked. 9 “This perfume could have been sold at a high price and the money given to the poor.”
10 Aware of this, Jesus said to them, “Why are you bothering this woman? She has done a beautiful thing to me. 11 The poor you will always have with you,[a] but you will not always have me. 12 When she poured this perfume on my body, she did it to prepare me for burial. 13 Truly I tell you, wherever this gospel is preached throughout the world, what she has done will also be told, in memory of her.” (Matthew 26:6-13)
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