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...
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