People watch people; others are always watching us. It is a little scary if you think about it long enough. That makes us influential regardless of our position or job. Certainly, this knowledge puts a great deal of personal responsibility for our choices on the line, doesn’t it?
If we are calling ourselves Christ followers, people will be looking for Jesus to show up in our choices and decisions. Our choices make us credible Christians. Jesus was all about making choices that were other-focused; making decisions based on how they benefited the people around him. He went from one “life moment” to another thinking about how he could bless others with God’s love. You might say, “Mary, come on that was Jesus. He was the God-man. That was his purpose.” Yes, but if Christ lives in us, do we really think his ways and desires to touch lives has changed? I believe Christ in us still wants to stop along the way of our days to touch lives. You and I will need to make the necessary choices that allow Jesus those moments.
“Jesus went through all the towns and villages, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the Good News of the kingdom and healing every disease and sickness.” Matthew 9:35 “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.” Hebrews 13:8