Isaiah 42: 1-7; Ps 26; John 12: 1-11

Kingship and glory are illustrated by Isaiah as being the one in whom God delights. Here is the person who will bring justice to the nations not through warfare and oppression but by protecting the weak, opening the eyes of those who are blind, liberating those held captive.

John tells the story of the extravagant anointing of Jesus at the house of Lazarus.
Jesus uses it to foretell the anointing of his body after death - but anointing also forms part of the ceremony of crowning a king.

Who is the King of Glory?

What are the writers today telling us about what power and glory are?

Choose one of the images from the readings and keep coming back to it during the course of the day.

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