Paula has a nice post this morning that is taken from today’s gospel. I think we all have alabaster jars that we can give to the Lord. We just don’t recognize the alabaster in our lives.
Last night I read this same passage of scripture and again this morning and it strikes me how much women are and were a part of Jesus’ ministry. In fact other than St. John only women were with Jesus as he died on the cross. In my own life it was my mother who saw to it that I had a Catholic education. It was also the tireless Allegany Franciscan sisters who devoted their lives to teaching thousands of young children in parochial schools in our area over many years. Some day perhaps the church will wake up to this and allow women a more central role in the liturgy. Peace.