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Three Days Before

There is a certain symmetry to life.  (Or maybe it’s our brains, searching for meaning, I don’t know.)  The gospel presents a beautiful story of an unnamed woman who did a lovely thing for Jesus three days before he died.  But that same day, three days before Jesus died, Judas decided to go talk to the chief priests about the possibility of handing him over.  I’d like it better if the hard and the sad didn’t impinge of the gentle and the joyous, but it strikes that we seldom experience life in its fullness. It’s almost like we need to see the aftermath before we can judge what came before, even if we were there.

 Three Days Before, Mark 14:1-11

Preached at Mt. Comfort Presbyterian Church on 1 April 2012. (The file is a Windows Media Audio file – if you have problems, right click and download the file to listen.)

 

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