…our Lord promised that the beautiful thing she did would not be forgotten. When the disciples rebuked her, Jesus said: “Leave her alone. Why do you trouble her? She has done a beautiful thing to me.For you always have the poor with you, and whenever you want, you can do good for them. But you will not always have me. She has done what she could; she has anointed my body beforehand for burial. And truly, I say to you, wherever the gospel is proclaimed in the whole world, what she has done will be told in memory of her” (John 12:6-9, emphasis added).
Amen. Millions more people have heard of Mary’s inner beauty than have ever heard of the latest reality show contest or beauty pageant winner. May we all follow in the footsteps of this woman whose character is known to us, but whose face and form were never described.
Read the full post by Carolyn McCulley at her Radical Womanhood blog.