Today OC is way ahead of me: “Goodness and purity should never be traits that draw attention to themselves, but should simply be magnets that draw people to Jesus Christ. If my holiness is not drawing others to Him, it is not the right kind of holiness; it is only an influence which awakens undue emotions and evil desires in people and diverts them from heading in the right direction. A person who is a beautiful saint can be a hindrance in leading people to the Lord by presenting only what Christ has done for him, instead of presenting Jesus Christ Himself. Others will be left with this thought— “What a fine person that man is!” That is not being a true “friend of the bridegroom”— I am increasing all the time; He is not.”
I’m just not at the point of being concerned that my goodness and purity may be drawing attention to myself instead of to Christ. If any of you who know me personally have had that problem, PLEASE let me know. Instead I am feeling more like I need to go back to the beginning to ground myself in my relationship with Christ so that my life might in some way draw people to Him.
The video up above is about 15 minutes. I know 15 minutes is a big part of your day. But please take 15 minutes to watch it. I am convinced it will help refocus you as it has me and that you will want to pass it along to someone else. If for some reason the video does not appear above in your email program. You should be able to watch it here.
For me I’m going to watch it again and pray that someday I have to consider OC’s message for today and have some concern that my goodness and purity is confusing someone. But for today, it’s not a problem.
Still, I am blessed.