Olfactory memories involve a smell or scent triggering the recall of something from our past. On an early morning walk, I caught a distinct whiff of diesel as the large truck pulled out of a driveway. My mind traveled back to times of riding in the back of a deuce-and-a-half-ton truck headed to Army field training. Smells bring back memories and they are associated with emotions. The disciples must have experienced this many times as they remembered the woman anointing the feet of Jesus with expensive perfume. “And the house was filled with the fragrance of the perfume” (John 12:3b).
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