“Why wasn’t this oil sold for three hundred silver coins and the money given to the poor?”
Mary, Martha, and Lazarus used their wealth to serve Jesus. They freely gave to the Lord. Mary showed her love by anointing Jesus, but Judas could only criticize and count pennies.
The miserly spirit may hide the sin of greed. Churches with big bank accounts often talk about the need to be prepared, but are often trusting in their bank balance.