19 As water reflects the face, so one’s life reflects the heart.
Even when we think no one is watching someone is watching. When we behave poorly there is someone that sees. Unfortunately, if someone sees us behaving poorly, it takes a long time to undo the damage. This is true even if it was an isolated incident.
We are no longer able to positively influence those that have seen or heard about an incident where we have behaved in a less than Christian manner. It is sad if it is our kids. We are charged with bringing up our children as Godly people. If our example is not Godly how can we raise them correctly?
I know that it is impossible to be perfect, and one oops doesn’t put our Light out. However, we need to strive to Godly examples. If people see that we are good examples most of the time, they will still see God in us.