When Jesus had finished all these sayings, he said to his disciples, “You know that after two days the Passover is coming, and the Son of Man will be delivered up to be crucified.”
Now when Jesus was at Bethany in the house of Simon the leper, a woman came up to him with an alabaster flask of very expensive ointment, and she poured it on his head as he reclined at table. And when the disciples saw it, they were indignant, saying, “Why this waste? For this could have been sold for a large sum and given to the poor.” But Jesus, aware of this, said to them, “Why do you trouble the woman? For she has done a beautiful thing to me. For you always have the poor with you, but you will not always have me. In pouring this ointment on my body, she has done it to prepare me for burial. Truly, I say to you, wherever this gospel is proclaimed in the whole world, what she has done will also be told in memory of her.”
Then one of the twelve, whose name was Judas Iscariot, went to the chief priests and said, “What will you give me if I deliver him over to you?” And they paid him thirty pieces of silver. And from that moment he sought an opportunity to betray him.
—Matthew 26:1-2, 6-16
by: Dorothy Noel.
Jesus knew exactly what was coming. Psalm 31:15 reminds us that God holds all time and knows exactly what will occur at each moment. We see Jesus’ knowledge of time most specifically in verses 2 and 12 from our reading, where He explicitly prepared the disciples for what was to come. Jesus connected the unknown (His crucifixion) with the known (Passover). We, too, can be reassured by consistently practicing Christ’s teachings. We find peace in the unknown by recognizing Christ’s guidance in what He has provided us.'