Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Anointing Oil

Anointing his head,
his feet, oil for royalty
for burial
So much meaning
in the layers, the differences
the telling of the story
of the extravagant love,
the anointing of the king
at the dinner party,
the spilling, pouring out
of the precious oil
a worthy gift
for the king

March 28, 2007
Based on the sermon,
“Extravagant Love” by
the Reverend Lori Eldredge,
Wesley United Methodist Church,
Concord, NH on March 25, 2007
John 12:1-8
See also Mark 14:3-9 and Matthew 26:6-13

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