I think we all want others to see the good in us, or to let Jesus shine through as some of us would say!
How can you help everyone see Jesus within you without ruining the good intentions of an action and even running the risk of taking Jesus out of the action entirely by worrying that others see it, notice it, acknowledge it, pat you on the back for it?
I know I am not the first to say this and I am definitely not very good at doing this, but we will not help Him shine through by focusing on ourselves or our good deeds and actions.
For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, so that no one may boast.
Now imagine that you are a mirror.
- What is your sole purpose in life if you are a mirror? To reflect what you see.
- Can you as a mirror be good or bad? No.
- If you are a mirror and have a soul, does this change whether you can be good or bad? No.
- If you are a mirror and have a soul, would you have a preference regarding whether you reflect good or bad? Yes, I would prefer to reflect good.
Therefore as a mirror with a soul, I am still bound by the sole purpose of a mirror which is to reflect what I see, but if I desire to reflect only good then the only way this is possible is to see the good in everything!
I think the only way to truly help Jesus shine through ourselves is to focus on finding Him in others and then be their mirror! The more light of Jesus you find in others, the more light of Jesus your mirror can then reflect back on everyone!
Can you see it? A world full of mirrors constantly reflecting the light/love of Jesus! It would be blinding, it would be beautiful, there would be rainbows everywhere!
It is Our Best Life… Jesus please help us to find the good in everything so that our mirrors will be full of Your light!