Because of the fragrance of your good ointments your name is as ointment poured forth

Song of Solomon 1:3

feed5000Across the spectrum of Christian spiritual tradition, from the sacramental to the puritan, fragrance has described the beauty and intimacy of connection with the Divine.

I recall in 1991, visiting the shrine of the Feeding of the Multitudes in the Galilee district. It was on a lonely hillside overlooking the famous biblical body of water. I was suddenly overcome by the powerful aroma of freshly baked bread – a childhood memory that had become almost tangible to touch and taste.

One of those once in a lifetime mystical and numinous experiences? Or the unlocking of that part in my brain where memories are stored?

Whichever, it is an experience and fragrance I remember, savour and treasure.

Published by wonderingpilgrim

Okay Boomer - that I am. But not one of them know-it-all ones! Still learning that the more I know, the more I have yet to learn. What I do know, however, I know well.

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