What is the place of money in the story?
The religious leaders, contemplate a price to remove a threat to a well-ordered and controlled population. That price includes deception and death.
The unnamed woman pays a price of extravagant devotion.
The friends of Jesus judge the keen price of a salved conscience.
Judas receives the deliberate price paid for betrayal.
What does the woman understand about cost that the men in the story don’t?
- There is a cost to keeping peace and removing a threatening presence;
- There is a cost associated with the salving of a conscience;
- There is a cost to settling scores;
- There is a cost that will pay a final and lasting tribute to those whom society would destroy.
What price am I willing to pay?