Tuesday, August 18, 2009


"But thanks be to God,
who always leads us
in triumphal procession in Christ
and through us spreads everywhere
the fragrance of the knowledge of him."

2 Cor. 2:14

Is that a weird choice for a memory verse? For some reason, I feel called to "smell" more like Jesus. As I'm moving through the day, I wonder what kind of aroma surrounds me. Some days, I'm pretty sure I'm like Pig Pen, the old Peanuts character, with a cloud of dust (complaints, worries, anxiety) that threatens to overwhelm anyone in my path. Other days, I'm probably like an overly made-up old woman with a cloying, heavy scent of self-centeredness -- (eau de me, me, me!!!)

By definition, fragrance is "a pleasant, sweet smell." Those who belong to Christ should be redolent of love, mercy, compassion, joy -- the kind of scents that draw people closer and make them want to breathe deeply.

"...the fragrance of the knowledge of him..."

Mmmm. Can you smell it?


Casey said...

Mrs. Leslie, I love this post! I've never thought about it quite like that! I learn something new every time I read your blog. Thanks! :)

Bec said...

This is good stuff.

diffusion. I feel like my science class in 8th grade is finally paying off. I mean, is my fragrance diffusing and spreading out wherever I go? Like popcorn? Filling the whole room?

I will be working on a stronger fragrance. And I am also about to take a shower. :) hehe..

love you