I was sitting in Chick-fil-a this past week when this flower caught my attention.
Notice how the contents of the vase looks fine, but because of the wilted flower, the whole centerpiece had a ruined image. What was meant to be an image of freshness and beauty became the image of a dying flower. There was still beauty in this display, but you had to look past the flower to see it. As Christians, living out what we say is important. If we become hypocritical, one person can ruin and distort the image of the church for someone. As a result of that, that person may refuse to go near a church building because of one bad experience. They would only see the dying flower and not the beauty behind it. Be the light, shine God’s light and grace through your actions at all times.
You never know who is watching.