Vintage Faith Community

Proximity or Relationship?

In one of the more dramatic passages in Mark's Gospel, the religious leaders make a plan to kill Jesus, Judas plots with them to betray Him, and an unnamed woman displays an extravagant act of worship. Are we more like Judas, seeing Jesus as a means to an end, and willing to betray him? Or, like the woman, have we been captured by the strength and humility of Jesus, transformed by his sacrificial life and death, and so taken with him that we, too, become radical worshipers of Jesus?