Monday, August 24 — Psalm 103:6–18
Judges 7; Luke 19:45–20:8
You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. Psalm 23:5
While he was at Bethany in the house of Simon the leper, as he sat at the table, a woman came with an alabaster jar of very costly ointment of nard, and she broke open the jar and poured the ointment on his head. But some were there who said to one another in anger, “Why was the ointment wasted in this way?” But Jesus said, “Let her alone; why do you trouble her? She has performed a good service for me.” Mark 14:3-4,6
Open our eyes, Lord, to the various ways in which people worship you. May our variety of traditions and customs be a blessing to you, your church, and your children. Amen.