Mary brought an alabaster box of very precious ointment of spikenard, broke the box, and poured the ointment on Jesus' head. Her actions were immediately criticized. "Why was this waste of ointment made? For it might have been sold for more than three hundred pence, and have been given to the poor," critics said.
Today, as you follow the Lord, you may be told you are wasting your time and your life. Long before I was born, my papa was street preaching when an old lady walked up to him and said, "You have such a nice voice; it's a pity you waste it preaching!" She was wrong. Now is the time to lay up treasures in heaven. The life wasted is the life not devoted to Jesus Christ. As the saying goes: "Only one life, 'twill soon be past. Only what's done for Christ will last."