The Anointing at Bethany
1) The Sanhedrin were looking for a way of destroying Jesus. They wanted to arrest him secretly and put him to death because they knew that an open arrest might cause people to riot.
2) Jesus was in Bethany at the house of Simon. While he was eating, a woman suddenly appeared with a jar of expensive oil, with which to annoint Jesus. Some of the people became angry and criticised the woman saying that she was wasting the perfume - she could have sold it and given the money for the poor.
3) Jesus defended…