Image conscious

Watch out! Don’t do your good deeds publicly, to be admired by others, for you will lose the reward from your Father in heaven. Matt.6:1

Too much focus on what other people think of us can rob us of rewarding experiences. Concern about getting credit, tax write-offs, projecting an image, looking gullible, looking unselfish, or being rewarded can take the focus away from the person or people being helped. Truly good deeds are others centered. The only image worthy of our attention is Christ’s.

Lord, let my motivation be simply to help.