The Word Among Us

July 2015 Issue

The Fragrance of God

Let God’s grace comingle with your sacrifice

The Fragrance of God: Let God’s grace comingle with your sacrifice

We all know what it’s like to walk or drive past a truly foul smell. Whether it’s a garbage heap, a dead skunk, or a backed-up sewer, our first instinct is to get away from it as quickly as possible. We also know how the smell of bread baking or a bouquet of fresh flowers draws us in. We take a deep breath and savor the aroma.

Well, imagine what it must have been like at the place where the woman anointed Jesus. John’s Gospel tells us that “the house was filled...


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