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Dec 13, 2015


Recently I transitioned to a new organization for work which is faith based. It has been a wonderful transition with new people and much to learn. One of the things I have been impressed with is the thoughtfulness and pace of the interactions. Rather than feeling rushed and starting ever meeting with "let's roll", this organization begins each meeting with a pause and reflection. Some reflections are prayer like, while others are stories or things to ponder and consider. The amazing part of this practice is that it "sets the table" so to speak for what will be served up in the discussion that follows.

As Christians we are called to be a reflection of Jesus. Imagine the way he would interact, share a story or listen if he were to meet you at your home or work place. He would be kind, thoughtful, intent on understanding the discussion and listening to the words and thoughts being shared. You as his followers are called to conduct yourself in the same manner. 

How are you doing in this regard? Are you a reflection of Jesus in the interactions and dealing you have with others? It is not always easy to be Christ-like. In fact, it is very difficult most of the time because life is so busy and complex. Still, those you interact with including your children, parents, colleagues, neighbors and strangers all need Jesus. You may be the only glimpse of Him they have the opportunity to see. That is something to think about and reflect on this Christmas season and all year through.

Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children. And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.
Ephesians 5:1-2

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