Thursday, September 2, 2010

Today's Word

I had the pleasure of holding a newly baptized baby recently and was reminded once again that one of the best smells ever is that of chrism on a infant's head. Surely if The Goodness of God could be bottled, it would smell like these blessings of life and salvation and grace!

Chrism (KRIH-zuhm)
Typically a mixture of olive oil and balsam, chrism is consecrated by a bishop for use in anointing at Baptism, Confirmation, Holy Orders, and the blessing of an altar.

Writing this reminded me of an article I read at Faith and Family where a reader recommended a candle that smells "remarkably close to this scent."

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