Read Mark 14 today.

As with all of the chapters in Mark, this one seems to have too much content for one day’s reading.
I appreciated the story of the woman who anointed Jesus with expensive perfume. She is unnamed, yet her story and her faith touches us.
It reminds me of the many unnamed people of faith who touch our lives. It is not that they do not have names, merely that their faith defines them more than their name. I recall my fourth grade Sunday school teacher. I do not remember his name. Nor do I recall any of the specific lessons he taught. Yet, his impact upon me was great. He is an unnamed person of faith.
Who are the unnamed persons of faith who have touched your life? As you actively live out your faith, for whom are you an unnamed person of faith?
Mark 14:3-9 NLT
Meanwhile, Jesus was in Bethany at the home of Simon, a man who had previously had leprosy. While he was eating, a woman came in with a beautiful alabaster jar of expensive perfume made from essence of nard. She broke open the jar and poured the perfume over his head.
[4] Some of those at the table were indignant. “Why waste such expensive perfume?” they asked. [5] “It could have been sold for a year’s wages and the money given to the poor!” So they scolded her harshly.
[6] But Jesus replied, “Leave her alone. Why criticize her for doing such a good thing to me? [7] You will always have the poor among you, and you can help them whenever you want to. But you will not always have me. [8] She has done what she could and has anointed my body for burial ahead of time. [9] I tell you the truth, wherever the Good News is preached throughout the world, this woman’s deed will be remembered and discussed.”