While referencing one of our friends, and in the midst of conveying the fact that she is kind, fun to be around, and a great friend, my six year old stated that this person was, “. . . a huge, huge, Christian.”
What defined Christianity to him obviously was the fact that her character reflected that of Jesus. Noble indeed.
“Do I reflect Jesus?” I thought as I examined my own life. Am I a huge, huge, Christian?
The answer is, “Not always. Definitely, not always.”
I need to remember, that if I am claiming to be a Christian, and if people know that I am a Christian, my character traits need to be in check. This takes a great deal of self reflection.
“An unexamined life isn’t worth living” according to Socrates, which means that if I want to be the person that Christ has called me to be, I need to not only do some self examination, but I also need to make some changes.
I tend to be impatient, judgmental, and complain. Not very Christ-like, however, as I realize my character flaws, I can make a concerted effort to become a better person, or remain the same, with my glaring flaws.
I don’t have any intention of remaining the same. I intend to strive for change, moment by moment, through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
One day I would love for my six year old to say this when someone asks him about me. “I love my mom. She’s a huge, huge, Christian.”