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Christian Home WeekFall 2013, Black Friday and Good Friday

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What motivates you? John 12:3-8 What do you think motivated Mary to anoint Jesus' feet? What motivated Judas to criticize her?
Some people say, “You can judge the actions of others but you can’t judge their motives.” I am not for sure about that statement because sometimes you really can’t judge someone’s actions and sometimes you absolutely judge their motives.
You might could think Mary anointed Jesus feet because of guilt, fear, greed, selfishness, or a dozen different other reasons, but to me it seems quite obvious, she anointed Jesus simply out of gratitude and love. 
Judas’s motives in stating that the money could have been used for the poor could have been out of a sincere heart that he cared for the poor, and even though he loved Jesus deeply, he was simply curious on why Mary didn’t think about using the money it cost for the ointment.
See what I mean? Maybe not always but sometimes you can discern what people’s motivations are.
What about you? The reason why they call it Black …