God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, and entrusting to us the message of salvation.
ABOUT THE CARTOON …
How we see ourselves is always an interesting conversation. To start with, we do not actually see objects. What we really see is light being reflected from objects. We see light and our minds interpret the object.
Some people are “color blind.” Others are “near-sighted” or “far-sighted.” And still, others are visually-challenged in other ways. It’s unlikely that any of us ever sees the full truth because, all around the light, in the background, there is darkness. The darkness cannot overcome the light (Jn 1:5) but it can distract the person looking into the light.
THE BIBLE CONNECTION …
The cartoon is inspired by Lk 18:9-14. That passage is also known as “The Parable of the Pharisee and the Tax Collector.” Jesus makes it clear that we are not as we think we are. To translate that into our cartoon, we are not who we think we are when we see ourselves in the mirror.
As we continue to be formed in our faith, we must learn to think “Kingdom thoughts.” We need to try to see ourselves as God sees us. Nothing else will ever work for us because, in truth, there is nothing else. It all belongs to God!
“God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, and entrusting to us the message of salvation. (2 Cor 5:19)