LEARN TO LIVE, LIVE TO LEARN
“To know much and taste nothing-of what use is that?” ―St. Bonaventure of Bagnoregio
What is Jesus worth to you?
On Holy Wednesday, Jesus was in Bethany, in the house of Simon the Leper. As he sat at the supper table with his disciples, a woman who lived a sinful life (Luke 7:36–50, Mark 14:3–9, Matthew 26:6–13) anointed Jesus' head and feet with a costly oil of spikenard and wiped his feet with her hair. The disciples were indignant, asking why the oil was not instead sold and the money given to the poor. But Judas Iscariot wanted to keep the money for himself. Then Judas went to the Sanhedrin and offered to deliver Jesus to them in exchange for money. From this moment on, Judas sought an opportunity to betray Jesus.
What is Jesus worth to you? Are you willing to “spill” your whole livelihood on Jesus? Is he worth more to you than 300 days’ wages? Or is he just worth 30 pieces of silver, the price of a slave labor?
Jeff Jacinto, PhD, DHum