Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Who Are You?

The familiar, common expression is that you are what you eat. I don't deny that my (un)healthy eating habits certainly affect my overall physical shape, but I think it is more accurate to say that how we treat people really defines who we are. It reveals our estimation of ourselves and is a barometer of our emotional health. This can be a positive or negative indicator of our spiritual condition and the realization of what God has done (and is doing) in us. 

It makes statements such as hurting people hurt people, found people find people, and forgiven people forgive people true. We've all experienced both ends of this relationship and need to ask ourselves the big questions of who we really are & how that is reflected in our treatment of others. It is a self-analysis that opens our eyes to what God has done and hopefully spurs us to treat others with the same kindness we have been shown by our Savior. 

Do we want to be known by the grace that we've been given or for the judgment we give away?

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