Deeply considering our ancient evolutionary past can illuminate our view of God’s present love for us.

Take a deep breath and imagine the aroma that fills your senses with delight. Is it brownies baking in the oven? How about a strong whiff of fresh ground coffee? I love the crisp scent of a recently mown lawn, especially if I’m not the one who mowed it! There are also odors that our bodies recoil from. Parents fight over poopy diapers for a reason. Nobody loves the smell of soured shoes that have been left out in the rain. Physicians like myself, experience anatomy lab as a right of passage learning to tolerate the smell of formaldehyde that mingles with death over your cadaver for several months.

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