“But Jesus aware of this, said to them, ‘Why are you bothering the woman? For she has done a good deed for Me’” (Matthew 26:10).

In the Greek New Testament two words are translated as good—agathos and kalos. The former points to a deed or activity beneficial in its effect. The latter has to do not just with the quality of the action, but the attitude. When the woman poured the expensive perfume over the head of Jesus, what he commends is the kalos, the good spirit by which she performed her good deed. It’s a very real possibility, Christian, that you can be right, but hold it forth in a way that is wrong, mean-spirited, unattractive, and divisive. As followers of Christ, we should seek to do good things, but doing them in a good way is even better.

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