You wear black all the time… people probably don’t think you’re a Christian.

A friend told me that.

Even after that day, I still vividly remember the scene. I think it struck something in my heart, something that I couldn’t really understand.

Matthew 5:14-16 says this: “You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house.  In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.”

We are to let our light shine. Does that literally means wearing light colours and being happy all the time? I doubt so. It doesn’t really mean that we have to act super duper religious and put on that front in front of others. It just means that we are to imitate Christ. Yet, it is quite impossible to do it 100% without realizing at the end of the day that you have sinned unknowingly.

For another Christian to tell me that strangers might not think I am a Christian, it really made a deep impact to me: I always believe that it is important to be a good role model to other Christians. Now, I have ‘failed’ and I don’t know if I should change.

I love black. It’s a mysterious, low-key, i-don’t-want-to-be-called-out colour. I never wanted it to represent something negative. It’s a nice colour! It’s a colour that matches with nearly every other colour. However, in this world, it is a colour perceived with evil beings, witchcraft, youknowthosestuff.

Sigh. Is it time to get some colour t-shirts into my life?

Or is this just unnecessary, and it’s just a silly comment that I should forget and move on?

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One Comment Add yours

  1. wheremabelgo says:

    Christians come in all patterns. When I was in my late teens I was a punk rocker sort. Doesn’t stop me from putting Christ first in my life.

    Does their comment make that true in your life? Ask God if he has a problem with what colours you like. If He doesn’t, your friend is the one with the problem. A relationship with God is not legalism, a decree to guide what we should like and not.

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