Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Made in Italy: vestment quality for the King...

Take a close look. This is eighteenth century gold lace made from real gold thread.
Notice, too, the real silver thread of the cloth. It has even tarnished over time.
Real gold, real silver. Why?
"Mary took a pound of costly ointment of pure nard and anointed the feet of Jesus and wiped his feet with her hair; and the house was filled with the fragrance of the ointment. But Judas Iscariot, one of his disciples (he who was to betray him), said, 'Why was this ointment not sold for three hundred denarii and given to the poor?' This he said, not that he cared for the poor but because he was a thief, and as he had the money box he used to take what was put into it. Jesus said, 'Let her alone, let her keep it for the day of my burial. The poor you always have with you, but you do not always have me.'"
- John 12: 3-8

1 comment:

PeterHWright said...

I think it was Archbishop Fulton Sheen who once said of Judas that he was a man who knew the price of everything and the value of nothing.