These days a lot of Christians are leaving a fragrance behind them that smells more like dog poop than honeysuckle, all the while telling people this is how Jesus smells. ⠀
But that's a lie and people are not stupid. They avoid and reject the fragrance of dog poop, as well they should. ⠀
One reason I think people abandon Christianity (I'm looking at you Millennials) is many of us Jesus-followers are super caught up in the grand gestures of the faith - shall I work in Africa? What is my calling? How do I evangelize a generation? - while ignoring the quotidian acts of love and service as somehow less important.
It's easy to forget that giving someone a quarter when they need it, is love.