How are Christians to be perceived by the world around us?
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. — 2 Corintians 2:14-16a
The fragrance of death, huh? I’m to be the non-Christian’s bete noire? I’m not going to be attractive to all the world, I suppose.
And only slightly related:
“Love is when a girl puts on perfume and a boy puts on shaving cologne and they go out and smell each other.” — Karl, age 5