Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Tuesday, September 20 — Psalm 108:1–5
1 Samuel 11,12; John 1:29–42
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 Jesus 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
Loving Shepherd, you care for us in more ways than we can acknowledge; yet, our thanks is sometimes paltry. Lord, lead us to desire you more deeply, give to you more generously, and sacrifice more willingly. Amen.