Originally posted in 2012.
Do they see Jesus when they see you?
When was the last time you asked yourself that question? Or have you ever?
Let’s be honest with ourselves. Day to-day how easy is it for us will all the mess that we deal with in our lives to love and live like Jesus? Do we go to church or are we the church? Do we love unconditionally and do we seek to help the least of these? Sometimes I wonder if the only unconditional love example in my life would be if I bought a puppy. I am not trying to be harsh but dying to myself is hard. Dying for someone else is even harder. I have some of the ugliest thoughts fill my head but it is what I do with them that counts. It is that I hand them over to Jesus.
Messes and hardships most likely will never go away. People will disappoint you, even your closest relationships, and thoughts will always be your enemy. I always tell people that one of the greatest miracles that Jesus performed in my opinion is how He handled all the turmoil, persecution, and most likely thoughts (he was of human form) and outwardly showed love and compassion.
We want to show others Jesus but our tweets & posts don’t show it. We want to show people Jesus but our judgment casts us into the pool of Christians who get the bad name.. the Pharisees. We want to show people Jesus but our actions and body language communicates something far from it. We want to show people Jesus but our need to conform to what the world and our social circle wants leave others asking what’s the point?
We want to show people Jesus but not our reflection in the mirror.