SPIRITUAL RICHES

Jesus once found it necessary to administer a gentle rebuke to his disciples on the subject of money matters. His words on this occasion will be found of special value to modern Christians who may be in danger of being overwhelmed by financial cares, or even by the minutiæ of routine in church work.

It was six days before the passover. Jesus, who had come up to Bethany on his way to Jerusalem, was sitting at supper in the house of Lazarus whom he had raised from the dead, and we read that Lazarus himself "was one of them that sat at the table with him." Martha served and Mary anointed Jesus' feet with ointment of spikenard and wiped his feet with her hair. This lavish use of costly ointment drew a question or an expostulation from the disciple who was the bearer of the bag, the treasurer of the little company, and who later fell before the temptation of greed in so sad a manner. "Why was not this ointment sold for three hundred pence, and given to the poor?" asked this disciple.

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