April 7, 2019 John 12:1-8
“Always With Us”
Celebrating the glory of God or practicing social justice? Sometimes it seems like that’s the choice we’re offered – as if these are mutually exclusive. In fact, they are mutually inclusive. Judas misses the point, but Jesus interprets scripture to set the record straight. Martha, Mary, and Lazarus celebrated and honored Jesus. Why wouldn’t they? Lazarus had been raised from the dead by Jesus! John exposes Judas and anyone who might make a similar argument. Once we truly know and honor who Jesus is, we will always know what it means to serve and live in solidarity with the poor. Once we serve and live in solidarity with the poor, we will better know and honor who Jesus is.