Pleasing Aroma of Christ

14 But thanks be to God, who always leads us as captives in Christ’s triumphal procession and uses us to spread the aroma of the knowledge of him everywhere. 15 For we are to God the pleasing aroma of Christ among those who are being saved and those who are perishing.

2 Corinthians 2:14-15

At the McDonald’s this morning, where I bowed my head over the fruit and maple oatmeal to give thanks for it. With my eyes closed, my nose was my most prominent sense as the smell of maple, apples, cinnamon, and raisins wafted up from the paper bowl. Man, you pull the lid of that bowl and you know that you’re not holding any ordinary bowl of oatmeal. Then I started thinking about the fragrance of a man or woman who loves God with all their heart, soul, and mind, and loves their neighbor as they love themselves. As you start your day think about whether you’re giving off the pleasing aroma of Christ or whether you stink to high heaven.

(originally written August 10, 2013 as a Facebook post. I decided to share it to my blog)

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