Looking good

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It may be nice to tell others about how compassionate we are by using Twitter or Facebook, but it’s ultimately our actions that make the difference. The idea of “looking good” seems to be a bigger value than “being good.” Why is that?

Part of the answer is that many of us have not taken the time and effort to work on our character and focus instead on creating an outward appearance of confidence. We all know people, you may be one of them, who choose to cover their unhappiness, depression, or character issues by building a better looking outside. Regrettably, very few around them would ever suspect that they are miserable. When you live there, it is so easy to just turn inward all the more and that keeps us from making an impact at any level.

Well, here’s the truth. Mirrors don’t lie. When we look at our reflection, the truth usually stares back at us. Even if we attempt to cover up our inadequacies by building an impressive outward appearance or telling others that we are living “the dream”, we are painfully aware that our happiness is somewhat of a façade. Jesus can and will make a difference in your life. When He enters in, things change. He helps you work on the inside, and you find yourself doing more than talking about compassion. He helps you become more compassionate. Ephesians 4:32 says Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.

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