Day 5: The Triumphal Entry
Mark 11:1-11 (ESV)
Jesus knew something that many of us at Union Rescue Mission have figured out. People are watching every move a leader makes. They take note of everything you do – what you are driving, they watch the way you arrive, the way you walk, and who you are with. Do you arrive with an entourage? Do you look people in the eyes? Do you greet people or look past them? The other night, I extended my hand to a gentleman at Union Rescue Mission’s dinner. He seemed surprised. He said he had been here for 14 months, and I had never shaken his hand before. Remorse set in. Had I been too preoccupied with my work and struggles? He had faith.
When people see you coming, who do they see coming? Have you ever evaluated what your posture says to the world? Do you carry yourself humbly like Jesus? Would it help if you did?
Micah 6:8 (ESV)
Some intentional positive choices that I have made: the way I walk, the way I dress, what I drive, where I live, have hopefully made me more effective in my work and ministry. Have you taken the time to consider the way you live?
Rev. Andy Bales
President/CEO of Union Rescue Mission