Every Christian represents Christianity to some degree.
In the Celtic Order we would like to cultivate a heightened awareness of the fact not only that we represent Christianity, but that we are representatives of Christ Himself.
Whether we realise it or not, if we identify ourselves as Christians, people will be looking at everything we do, and listening to everything we say for signs of whether or not what we believe is true.
The function of representative requires humility and integrity, openness and a willingness to repent when we inevitably fail to live up to the standard we aim for, and the determination and perseverance to get up and start again.
” For a just man falleth seven times, and riseth up again.” Proverbs 24:15