"Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children. And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God."
~ Ephesians 5:1 - 2
Look in the mirror... what do you see?
Years ago someone told me, "You know, you have never really seen yourself. Only your reflection."
It caused me to really think hard about what he said. It was true. I have only seen my reflection in the mirror, or upon the water, or in a photograph. It is impossible to look at ourselves directly in the face.
We are created in an image of God, and then we are asked to be imitators of Christ. Two amazing contrasts that are both telling and subjective to how we should look and act. While there are only a handful of folks who have even had a glimpse of who God is directly, Christ on the other hand, walked and talked with people, and lived among others in community.
The journey for any of us, begins with a breath, and with a family, but from there, the differences are as different as each breath thereafter.
We are reminded to love one another, and that we are all God's children. To be good neighbors, and to seek God with all our strength. To use our minds to seek justice, and to forgive others. To be imitators of Christ!
The list is endless and still is being added to with each new life.
When we look into the mirror, we are being given the chance to not just see a reflection, but to reflect. Is the image that each of us sees the image of Christ in a world that is still seeking?
For us, our image is always a reflection. What is it that you see?
Stay in God's grip!
G. Todd Williams (c) 2018
Rev. G. Todd Williams lives in the Houston metro area and is a Hospice Chaplain at Essential Hospice, Webster, Texas, and is an ordained Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) pastor.