Thursday, November 20, 2014
St. Luke of Simferopol on the Fragrance of Christ
Icon of the Theotokos and Christ, the "Unfading Rose" (source)
The rose does not speak, but puts forth a strong fragrance. We too, should put forth fragrance, pour forth spiritual fragrance, the fragrance of Christ. The fragrance of our deeds should be heard from far around: good, pure, and righteous deeds, full of love. Only thus can the Kingdom of God appear within our hearts, appearing not through words, but with power. Amen.
-St. Luke of Simferopol
Through the prayers of our Holy Fathers, Lord Jesus Christ our God, have mercy on us and save us! Amen!