A Lesson for February 23rd

Yellow flowers growing beside a rock
Canyon Flowers (2010 copyright R Shaw)

2 Corinthians 2:15For we are the aroma of Christ to God among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing;

What do you smell like?

Today’s reading from Ruth gives us an example of generating positive aromas for God. Ruth took care of her widowed mother-in-law and Boaz saw that Ruth had a favored place among those gleaning in his fields. The passage from Matthew also generates and interesting aroma by offering a sacrifice of reconciliation before offering a sacrifice to God.

Early one spring morning, I found these flowers in a dry gulch, nestled against a rock where they found shelter from the afternoon sun and in turn they offered color to miles of sandstone and a few dry shrubs. When we brighten the world around us, we offer the aroma of Christ to God.

So how do you smell to God?

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