A Sense of Taste and Smell

anointing“Mary took a liter of costly perfumed oil made from genuine aromatic nard and anointed the feet of Jesus and dried them with her hair; the house was filled with the fragrance of the oil.” (John 12:3)

It was always interesting to have dinner with one my brother friars.We would being eating pasta and sauce and he is across the table in near ecstasy going  on about the flavors, the subtle taste of this or that ingredient. It was almost the diner scene from “Harry Met Sally.” Me? I can barely distinguish between Mama Leoni’s and mama-it-came-from-a-jar.  I suspect my friar friend is a ‘supertaster” – a person by genetic disposition and heritage who possesses more taste buds, a greater sense, and is inevitably a “foodie.”

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The Lord’s Supper

mysteries_eucharist22 While they were eating, he took bread, said the blessing, broke it, and gave it to them, and said, “Take it; this is my body.” 23 Then he took a cup, gave thanks, and gave it to them, and they all drank from it. 24 He said to them, “This is my blood of the covenant, which will be shed for many. 25 Amen, I say to you, I shall not drink again the fruit of the vine until the day when I drink it new in the kingdom of God.” 26 Then, after singing a hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives. Continue reading