“She has done what she could. She has anticipated anointing my body for burial.” (MK 14: 8)
Little Teresa from Lisieux used to say that she had an eagle’s heart in a sparrow’s body. We could have great plans for Holy Week, but we can’t go to the church; we want to visit our families, but we are in quarantine; we’ll be happy to spend more time on reflection and prayers, close to our spouses and children, but we need to take care of our older parents. Many times in our lives, we have plans and dreams, and we can’t do them. But we can do the same as the woman from today’s Gospel did: “she has done what she could.” It is good to remember this strategy: whenever we can’t do what we planned, we can still do “what we could.” Sometimes only the good intention will be enough.
“Christ became obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. Because of this, God greatly exalted him and bestowed on him the name which is above every name.” (Verse before the Gospel)
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