We read

John 12, 1-11 

Then Jesus six days before the passover came to Bethany, where Lazarus was which had been dead, whom he raised from the dead. There they made him a supper; and Martha served: but Lazarus was one of them that sat at the table with him. Then took Mary a pound of ointment of spikenard, very costly, and anointed the feet of Jesus, and wiped his feet with her hair: and the house was filled with the odour of the ointment. Then saith one of his disciples, Judas Iscariot, Simon’s son, which should betray him, Why was not this ointment sold for three hundred pence, and given to the poor? This he said, not that he cared for the poor; but because he was a thief, and had the bag, and bare what was put therein. Then said Jesus, Let her alone: against the day of my burying hath she kept this. For the poor always ye have with you; but me ye have not always. Much people of the Jews therefore knew that he was there: and they came not for Jesus’ sake only, but that they might see Lazarus also, whom he had raised from the dead. But the chief priests consulted that they might put Lazarus also to death; because that by reason of him many of the Jews went away, and believed on Jesus.

We pray

Dear God, help me to be strong and courageous and not to be afraid of telling others that I am a follower of Jesus.  Help me to become more like You. Amen 

We live

We are now during Holy Week which will bring us to the greatest feast of all, Easter.  

During this week we will try to focus more on the three practices which are very important in our lives: prayer, fasting (sacrifice) and charity (giving). We will try to go to church every day and attend the celebrations of the Easter Triduum.  

Today we fast from buying anything for ourselves, and give the money to charity.