April 7, 2019

“You Won’t Always Have Me”

.... Then Mary does four remarkable things in a row.  First she loosens her hair in a room where there are men, which a respectable woman would never do.  Then she pours this balm on the feet of Jesus, which also is not done -- maybe on the head, but not on the feet.  The intimacy of the event more than doubles when she touches his feet with her hands.  Finally the coup de gras--  she wipes his feet with strands of her flint black hair.  Love and death bound together forever in one picture.  The whole thing leaves them all speechless.