Mary,. . .anointed the feet of Jesus and dried them with her hair; the house was filled with the fragrance of the oil. John 12:2
As the events of Good Friday draw near, Jesus reveals his true identity through not only his actions but those of others. Mary of Bethany, sister of Lazarus whom Jesus raised from the dead, not only anoints Jesus for his burial while he is still alive but also singles him out as the Christos – the Anointed One. Did she know? We can only guess. What we know for sure is that there was a deep and personal relationship between them that could never be broken.