Mirror, Mirror II

sunday’s Spiritual Spin

I am thankful that all mirrors are reflective, and that not all of them are made of glass, plastic & mylar.

“Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like a man who looks at his face in a mirror and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like. But the man who looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and continues to do this, not forgetting what he has heard, but doing it—he will be blessed in what he does.” (James 1:23-25)

Mirrors reflect what’s in them–they show us what we look like. They show us places we cannot physically see. And sometimes, it takes more than one mirror to do the job: for example, I cannot see the back of my neck without at least two mirrors, and then it’s not the best angle and all that.

In a similar fashion, ‘Scripture shows us what we really look like, whether a believer or non-believer. (Sadly, the two categories are not interchangeable, although folks all too often mix them up. But’s that’s for another post.)

 

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