Removing Odors

Our world is full of distracting illusions. Most people think an air freshener really "removes" odors from the air. But that is just an interpretation (in advertising) because they may actually contain chemicals that only deaden one's olfactory nerves to certain smells or else they spray a new stronger fragrance that is more dominant. They "remove" odors only by making a person unable to perceive them, not by eliminating them.

We often treat sin the same way. Instead of letting the Cross remove them and thereby experience the "freshness" of faith, we merely "spray" other ideas around to deal with them. And there they lerk under our self-justification sprays. Why do we seem to avoid the True fresh air only Christ create for us?

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