At church today, our pastor said something that I’ve never heard quite this way before. It’s not exactly a new piece of knowledge for me nor an alien concept within the larger Christian community, but it struck me as a very powerful phrasing.
He told us:
For some people, you may be the only Jesus they ever see.
In other words, as representatives of Christianity, any one of us (person, congregation, etc.) may be the only time that a given person really gets a glimpse of Jesus and thus perhaps a spark of interest to explore the gospel and perhaps accept him as lord and savior.
Kind of puts a whole different light on the importance of acting more Christlike and letting the light of the Holy Spirit shine forth a bit more, instead of just doing our own thing and forgetting about how we’re supposed to present ourselves to the world.