Scolded For Love Scolded for Love Mark 14:4-5 4.....Some of those present were saying indignantly to one another, "Why this waste of perfume? 5......It could have been sold for more than a year's wages[a] and the money given to the poor." And they rebuked her harshly. Footnotes: Mark 14:5 Greek than three hundred denarii Isn't it sadly strange that people so often criticize the gifts others make? I'm not sure if it is jealousy, greed, or pure pettiness that makes humans so quick to be critical of other's generosity. However, God loves a cheerful and generous giver. Part of the reason is that we are most like God when we give generously and joyously. If only we were as generous with our giving as we are with our criticism!