Therefore from now on we recognize no one according to the flesh; even though we have known Christ according to the flesh, yet now we know Him in this way no longer. Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come. Now all these things are from God, who reconciled us to Himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation, (2 Corinthians 5:16-18 NASB)
We no longer recognize each other according to the flesh. It’s according to the spirit of a person. Jesus had ascended into heaven so all they had left of Him was His aroma…the aroma of kindness and power and His service to them. So we should be recognized not by our facial features or the weight of our bodies but by our aroma…are we loving, do we pray powerfully, do we show mercy? Those qualities are what make us new. Spiritual gifts or our aroma are God given for nourishing the church. But they,re also as a go between people and Jesus. The aroma of Him helps people to feel comfortable and drawn to the Jesus we know.