6 Now when Jesus was in Bethany, in the house of Simon the leper,
7 A woman came to Him, having an alabaster flask of ointment of great value, and she poured it on His head as He reclined at table.
8 But when the disciples saw it, they were indignant, saying, Why this waste?
81 The disciples considered Mary's love offering to the Lord a waste. Throughout the past twenty centuries thousands of precious lives, heart treasures, high positions, and golden futures have been "wasted" upon the Lord Jesus. To those who love Him in such a way He is altogether lovely and worthy of their offering. What they have poured upon Him is not a waste but a fragrant testimony of His sweetness.