“But when Jesus was aware of it, He said to them, “Why do you trouble the woman? For she has done a good work for Me. “For you have the poor with you always, but Me you do not have always. “For in pouring this fragrant oil on My body, she did it for My burial.” Matthew 26:10-12 . “Then one of the twelve, called Judas Iscariot, went to the chief priests and said, “What are you willing to give me if I deliver Him to you?” And they counted out to him thirty pieces of silver.” Matthew 26:14,15 . “Mary continues to invite us today to anoint the living Body of the Lord Jesus Christ. We can do so by serving His members: the poor, the suffering, those who have been banished, and those who have no one to look after them. Indeed, God has said: “You shall open your hand wide to your brother, to your poor and your needy, in your land,” (Deut 15:11). Nicodemus and Joseph of Arimathea invite us to honor the Lord’s Body by honoring the members who have passed away, i.e. the saints and martyrs.” St John Chrysostom . “He said, “one of the twelve.” That is a very important statement, demonstrating the betrayal more clearly. The one He dignified by making him equal to the rest, whom He privileged with apostolic honors, that made of him a member of the holy Table…, has turned himself into an instrument to kill Christ.” St. Cyril the Great