Sunday Sermon, The Rev. Michael A. Bird: “The Extravagant Fragrance of Love”

April 3, 2022

When we read of Mary pouring out a fragrance on Jesus’ feet so expensive and precious it cost her a year's wages, we might consider how it filled the house with not only the potent scent of Himalayan flowers, but also “the smell of love”.

Her “incredible, extravagant gesture” prefigures Jesus’ own ultimate act of abundant love, offers Trinity’s vicar, the Rev. Michael Bird.

As we head towards Holy Week, he invites us to “reflect on the smell that we give off as we encounter the poor, the lost, the broken, the desolate and the sad.” Does it smell like love? The readings are Isaiah 43: 16-21, Psalm 126, Philippians 3: 4b-14, and John 12: 1-8.

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