… therefore God, your God, has set you above your companions by anointing you with the oil of joy.

Psalm 45:7

Six days before the Passover, Mary poured precious nard over Jesus’ feet – a death anointing in preparation for the day of his burial (Jn.12:7).
At his trial, men spat on him – an anointing of scorn and loathing (Mk.15:19). Death and hatred culminated to form the way human beings chose to anoint the Son of God.
But God has anointed Jesus as he truly deserves, with the oil of joy above all others.

Daily Reading: Matthew 23:1-22