How do you want to be remembered? What sort of legacy do you want to leave?
In today’s reading, Paul says farewell to the elders of the Ephesian church.
Central to his farewell is the way Paul reminds them how he proclaimed the gospel not only with his lips but in the way he lived his life.
Paul’s farewell reminds the elders, and us, how important it is for followers of Jesus, especially leaders, to live with integrity.
Nothing destroys the credibility of Christians faster than saying how important the teachings of Jesus are and then living in such a way as to renounce them.
Each of us is called to live with integrity and bring all of our life under the lordship of Christ.
Is there some part of your life that is out of sync with what you say you believe? What would it look like for you to integrate that part of your life with your faith?