2 Corinthians 2:14-17
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. For we are to God the pleasing aroma of Christ among those who are being saved and those who are perishing. To the one we are an aroma that brings death; to the other, an aroma that brings life. And who is equal to such a task? Unlike so many, we do not peddle the word of God for profit. On the contrary, in Christ we speak before God with sincerity, as those sent from God.
Reflection. Heaven scent. No, not a typo. We are heaven scent, if you will excuse the pun. Christ leads us as part of his procession. We bring with us the aroma of the fragrance of Christ Jesus. What is your favourite perfume or aftershave? The scent of these things bring pleasure. As we share the Gospel as people who speak with sincerity, we change the aroma. Do we bring pleasure to those around us when they meet Christ in us? Are we smelly for Jesus?
Prayer. Lord Jesus, help us perfume the world with your aroma of life. Amen.