"Mary broke the jar of expensive perfume and poured it on Jesus' feet and wiped His feet with her hair. And the house was filled with the fragrance (aroma) of the perfume." (John 12:3)
This natural act happened before the spiritual act of Jesus washing the feet of His disciples. (John 13:3-17)
Mary broke the hard container that housed her security/savings precious to her for her future.
Jesus broke open His humanity to serve His followers, who were precious to Him.
Men's traditions are like that hard alabaster jar. Strongholds that keep us contained to take care of #1 first...me! Housed in stone; we hold on to traditions/possessions in an attempt to bring a sense of personal protection and security.
God's ways and man's ways are not the same. (Isaiah 55:8-9) Our man-made traditions/possessions cannot protect our future any more than our savings accounts.
Jesus poured out the fragrance of the Holy Spirit in Him to wash and anoint...