The fragrance of love! When we burn incense, we think of the fragrant heavenly aroma of love. The Holy Spirit, like a heavenly fire, brings the warmth of love into the human heart, and like a fresh wind, chases away the stench of sin and spreads the aroma of Christ to the world. That savor all the saints have borne within themselves. People have sensed it in living saints and in their relics. The Apostle speaks of this: “We are unto God a sweet savor of Christ,” the sweet perfume of recognition of the truth and the sweetness of love (cf. 2 Cor.2:14-16).

Bishop Nikolai Velimirovic
“Kassiana: Lessons in Divine and Christian Love”

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