Dearly Beloved, Grace and Peace to you.                              Mary took a pound of costly perfume made of pure nard,          anointed Jesus' feet, and wiped them with her hair.          The house was filled with the fragrance of the perfume.                   – John 12.3

Despite all desire and its loveliness,          — a giving away.

In the sight of those who criticize,          —a pouring out.

Amidst the stench of death and violence,          —the aroma of life.

Among those who do not understand,          —tenderness.

Though there are those who divide and separate,          —a being with.

Within reach of those who strike,          —a gentle touch.

In sight of the grave and those who threaten,          —hope.

For the sake of those who suffer,          —a blessing.

At the feet of those who are accused,          —compassion.

Throughout the house of fear,          —the fragrance of grace.          

Deep Blessings, Pastor Steve __________________ Steve Garnaas-Holmes Unfolding Light

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