Prayer before reading Matthew 26:6-13 (anointing)

God, I am praying
also — daydreaming, sleeping,
walking the dog in the sunset,
reading some Facebook posts,
talking with a friend on the telephone.

Wasting the most costly
substance of my time – time.

And some people would suggest
that it could be used
in very many useful, productive ways
for the sake of the poor,
for the vulnerable who need justice.

As I pour it out — my time,
a whole jar of sabbath
contemplation,
wasted time thinking about this story,

it doesn’t really matter if anyone
will remember me.

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3 Responses to Prayer before reading Matthew 26:6-13 (anointing)

  1. Andrea Stoeckel says:

    Oh yes it does!

  2. Stephen Price says:

    I love this. Thank you. It reaches in and stirs stuff around inside me.

  3. Maren says:

    Are you implying that you are a workaholic?

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