Saturday, December 22, 2012
In the old days, a child would see a police officer and know he represented help and safety. The police officer was trusted. We all knew who the officer was because of the way he dressed and the way he carried himself. He was an ambassador for the law.
This should be the same way when people spot a person on the street. They may notice a kind demeanor, kind eyes, and a humbleness about them. Onlookers might notice a peace and they may think, "here is one of God's own."
Recently, on the news, I saw a modern day nun. I was deeply saddened by her appearance. I am not sure which denomination she was from, because I realize not all nuns have changed, but this one was a modern one. Her hair was dyed blond. It was hanging down and messy. She was wearing common clothes. Looking at her, you would have no idea she was a nun. You would have thought she was a regular, everyday person. Why did this make me sad? Because a nun has consecrated herself entirely to God and His work. She dresses in a specific "uniform." When people see her, they immediately consider her to be a missionary worker for the Lord and a source of help and hope.
This "spotting of the holy" should not be taken away. Each of God's children must dress and carry themselves in a way that is selfless in this difficult, self-centered world. Each representative of holiness must be somehow a little different from the masses. And this will create thousands of lights across the land to lead many home.
Old Time Religion - These Things Will Comfort my Children.
What Will You Do? - When There Isn't Much.
Seek not thine own glory - The Behind-the-Scenes Mother.
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