Judas has a way of pulling a chair up to the table and forcing us to sit there an ask the question, “Is it I?”
What if all business stopped? We have a taste of that right now. Business produces a sound, it’s a sound of busyness and activity. If all that were to stop and be replaced by silence, how refreshing would that be?
What a great expense Mary went to, to give a gift to Jesus. Not only was it expensive but it was planned.
John skillfully employs the miracle that only he recorded, the raising of Lazarus. He inserts the witnesses of Lazarus into the crowd of the triumphal entry.