Today’s Word and Prayers (W. A. P.) 
Do you know the love that knows no bounds?
Friends, as Jesus dines with his beloved friends, Mary does something which only love can do. She took the most precious thing she had and spent it all on Jesus. Her love was not calculated but extravagant. Mary’s action was motivated by one thing, and one thing only, namely, her love for Jesus and her gratitude for God’s mercy. She did something, however, a Jewish woman would never do in public. She loosed her hair and anointed Jesus with her tears. It was customary for a woman on her wedding day to bound her hair. For a married woman to loosen her hair in public was a sign of grave immodesty. Mary was oblivious to all around her, except for Jesus. She took no thought for what others would think, but what would please her Lord. In humility she stooped to anoint Jesus’ feet and to dry them with her hair. How do you anoint the Lord’s feet and show him your love and gratitude?
Give me, Lord Jesus, a lively faith, a firm hope, a fervent charity, a love of you. Take from me all lukewarmness in meditation, dullness in prayer. Give me fervour and delight in thinking of you and your grace, your tender compassion towards me. Amen. Good morning and have a joyful Monday of Holy Week! 
40 days of our Lenten Bible reading plan 
Day 35 Read John 19:1-16.