Monday, April 14, 2014

Monday of Holy Week

Dieric Bouts the Elder

Mary took a pound of costly perfume made of pure nard , anointed Jesus' feet, and wiped them with her hair. The home was filled with the fragrance of the perfume (St John 12:3)

Lord, at the twilight of this life, I will appear to you with empty hands because I do not ask you  to keep count of my good deeds. All of our laws are flawed in your eyes. I would like, then, to cloak myself with your law, and from your love, receive you for all eternity. I want no other crown than you (St Therese, Prayer 6)