I’ve read the story about Mary wiping Jesus’ feet with the expensive oils many times. But it was only recently that I realised Judas’ role in this. When Judas complains about the supposed waste of the expensive oils, John 12:6 tells us that the reason that he complained was because if the oil was sold for money, the money would have gone in to a box that Judas was meant to take care of, but actually stole money from.
One thing that shocked me was that Judas was still a thief whilst being a disciple of Christ. I knew that he betrayed Christ with a kiss but I used to think that his involvement in the plot to kill Him was shocking because he used to seem like such a good guy. Imagine! A thief was walking with Christ. The craziest thing about it is that He knew that a thief was with Him but He did not tell Him to go away. He did not banish Him. What a merciful God!
You see, I’m a bit like Judas. Undeserving of God’s grace. A disciple who sins. I have been given the privilege to get to know Him yet at times that isn’t enough. I have been given the privilege to serve Him yet I find other things to do with my time. I have been promised a reward in Heaven, yet I try and get it now.