Monthly Archives: December 2009

PDA: A Look into the Worship Habit of Mary of Bethany

Mary’s first recorded act of PDA occurs in a famous scene where many modern books and biblestudies tisk-tisk Mary’s sister Martha for being hospitable, and perhaps a bit of a bossy older sister. But nevermind that. Sitting at the Lord’s feet is public worship, is slightly scandalous, and is perhaps what enabled Mary to understand Jesus’ predictions of his death—and what partly motivated her to exhibit her next recorded public display of affection: breaking the very expensive jar of perfume to anoint her Lord’s head and feet. Continue reading

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