Mirror, mirror on the wall…

We’ve all seen the movie or read the story of Snow White.  The wicked queen asks the mirror who the fairest of them all is and she doesn’t like the answer!  Well folks, a mirror doesn’t lie, but sometimes we do lie to ourselves.

James 1:23-25 tells us of just that same idea.  If you look into the mirror and see the person you ought to be, but then go about your day being the opposite person, you are lying to yourself.  Just because you look the part, doesn’t mean you will get the role in the school play.

The same goes for our Christian lives!  We may look good to the world by attending services and by being a “good person”, but until we match our hearts to the image we are portraying we are on that wide path that leads to destruction.

Or maybe your reflection is just the opposite, you don’t like what you see in the mirror and you want to change it.  Acts 2:38 suggests a good place to start: “And Peter said to them, ‘Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.”