“And the people were watching him closely.” – Luke 14:1

Observing, studying.  “Watching closely” is neutral in and of itself.   It is the process of ‘gathering info.’  We as Christ followers are being closely watched. People are observing our lives as we live net door, attend the same school, pay the same taxes…   The question is:

‘Who are they seeing in us?’

Just another human struggling to ‘make it’ in this life?  full of worries, frustration, and plans for self?   Or do they see another option? Same background, different scenario: with Jesus living life through us?

– Ele W. Parrott