Light or Dark?

It is amazing what type of changes people go through in a short period of time.  You can know someone from years ago (middle school, high school, college) and have a certain picture as you remember them in your mind.

You might remember them as being kind, giving, a person of integrity, maybe even someone who you aspired to be like at the time.

On the other hand, they might have been someone whom you remember as being a complete jerk, a drama queen, selfish, possibly someone whom you couldn’t stand to be around.

The funny thing is that years later, maybe only one or two, maybe ten or twenty, there’s a difference in them when your paths cross again.  Someone who might have been a total jerk to you in high school might have experienced a complete metamorphosis.  They’re kind, generous, caring, and not at all like their previous selves.  I don’t know about you but it is a struggle for me to begin re-working my opinion and perception of them, especially if they left a strong negative impression on me in the past.

Sadly the opposite change might have happened.  Someone who you remember as being bright and cheerful and full of life is now cold and cynical.  There’s spite in their words; maybe even a hatred.  What happened?  Did something come into their life that poisoned the spirit that they used to have?  In that type of a situation I’m at a loss as to what to think.

No one is beyond redemption by the grace of God and the love of Christ.  We all have a choice as to how our lives will be affected.  It’s the two natures that we have warring in us as believers, the same natures that we allow to dictate which mask will be infused onto our lives.

You have a choice today as to what mask you will wear.  Light.  Dark.  Make your choice.

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