You anoint my head with oil
not exactly common practice in our road,
but then, this text was written in the 10thC BC.
here in a meal context it is a mark of respect by the host for the arriving guest.
he is dishing out moist freshen up tissues to the dusty arrivals
But it is more than that, oil carries a sense of harmony,
a lubrication, and the word carries rich and fruitful within its meaning.
The Spirit of God can massage the jaded person
perfumed oil applied to an aching heart
with a meal comes conversation, and closer ties
To find a rapport with God is a delight.
a rush of love to the streetwise citizen.
why do we stay at a distance when He offeres so much?
because our unwholesome will is not indulged, that's why.