The tiger's blood must be wearing off.
Here's another observation: except for the mercy of God...I could be the next whacked-out 6:00 o'clock news story.
Great questions for all of us – not just writers - because we do choose our reputations.
We all have character traits and reputations; our own unique branding. We know others by what they say and do, which is exactly how they know us too. Will people think of us as Christians because that's what we say we are...or how they see we are? If we have to remind people that we're living for God, something is wrong.
It's interesting to note that we don't know each other by how we meant to act.
Dead flies cause the ointment of the apothecary to send forth a stinking savour: so doth a little folly him that is in reputation for wisdom and honour. (Ecclesiastes 10:1)
How do we want to be known by our own family? How do we want your neighbors to view us? What keywords would we want people to use to find us online?
A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches, and loving favour rather than silver and gold. (Proverbs 22:1)
How about O.J. Simpson's example?
We will be known tomorrow for our actions today. A Christ-like character and an honorable reputation are built deliberately, not accidentally.
See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, Redeeming the time, because the days are evil. (Ephesians 5:15-16)
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