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When people see you, what do they see? Life is about image and perception. Gene Simmons of the band KISS made this statement, “ Sweden has a king…do you know what he looks like? No? But all of Sweden knows what KISS looks like.
The members of KISS developed 4 larger than life personas, and figuratively took over the world. They proclaimed themselves as the “World’s Biggest Rock Band” and then they became the embodiment of that idea. Was it hard? Absolutely! Was it worth it? No doubt.
Image is important. Who do people see when they look at you? Do they see a broken, helpless person; or do they see a son or daughter of the King? In medieval times warriors were associated with personal or household armorial pictograms. The idea of uniforms as identification is still strong in the militaries of the world today. One can fairly easily identify country of origin and branch just by the clothes of the soldier.
So, arguably we are who people perceive us to be. Often outside perception is what makes or breaks us as individuals. First, in Christ, we are never individuals, we are always part of a unit. When we identify with Christ, our reflection and actions are judged as His. Just like when a Marine does wrong the Corps is seen in that light as well and its reputation is injured by the association.
Our actions matter. Christ’s reputations matters. We might not know what the king of Sweden looks like, but the World should know what Christ,the King of Glory, looks like. Jesus isn’t the artist representation European representation. Rather, the world should see Christ proclaimed and embodied in you and me. We may be the only representative of Christ that a person sees.
Do they see just you in a shirt with Christ’s emblem on it , or do they see Christ?
Until next time;
Fight the Good Fight….Fairly