Mary took her hair and cleaned Jesus’ feet with a beautiful fragrance. The fragrance filled the house. When anyone serves Jesus the area is filled with the scent of his presence for those who know what Life is. Those who don’t can only see what they have been blinded by. Judas who was by trade a money handler couldn’t get past what he thought was Mary’s waste of an expensive fragrance. “We could have used that to serve the poor” he said but did not actually care about the poor. Instead he was stealing what he was managing amongst the disciples. I, we, have to be careful that what we are called to do in trade doesn’t overtake us because of what we “know” in our craft. It is very easy to steal and even easier to lay down your temporary frustrations backed by greed which lead to death.