Mary gave an expensive gift to Jesus out of love for Him and He did not reproach her for it. It was a tremendous gift, offered with abundant love and He accepted both the gift and the love she offered. When you bring a gift to the Lord out of love for Him, you can expect His response to be the same. There will always be someone objecting that your gift could be put to better use through their own ministry or pet project. But you're not offering it to a person; you're offering it to the Lord. So take courage from His response to Mary and know that He welcomes each gift you bring of time, talent, or money, however you offer it to Him, whether to visibly honor Him, to help one of His children, or to strengthen your relationship with Him. What gift are you bringing to Him today and how will you be presenting it?