In today’s story we are reminded of our connection to Christ’s death and resurrection in the sweet aroma of perfume – perfume which anointed Jesus’ body for burial, but also reminds us of the new life that Lazarus was given through Jesus. May the aroma of the oil that we were anointed with in baptism fill our souls and remind us that we are forever tied to Christ’s death and resurrection by water and the Word.

John 12:1-8

The Sweet Aroma of Life Amidst the Stench of Death