1. Aunt Vicky
    June 16, 2017 @ 5:13 PM

    “…I must decrease.”

    My favorite Crucifix is the Benedictine Cross. Saint Benedict was a humble man who gained much notoriety for the sharing of his faith through works of mercy. At the cross-bar of the Benedictine Cross there is a Medal of St. Benedict – turned backward, so that his image is only seen by turning the Crucifix around. Every time I see it, it reminds me of John the Baptist’s words, “He must increase, and I must decrease.” Like John the Baptist, and like St. Benedict – my ultimate desire is to so be hidden behind the Cross of Jesus that those who would look at me, see Him, instead.

    • Annette Vincent
      June 17, 2017 @ 3:41 AM

      Thank you for sharing that story. I would love to have that said of me too. My words remind me of a Mike Warnke joke though. He said he once got a button for being humble but then they took it back because he wore it.

      I definitely want Jesus to be seen in everything I do. Unfortunately not all my actions reflect Him.

      Please forgive me Lord for tarnishing Your name through my actions. Help me be more like You every day. Little by Little… But I really wouldn’t mind a quantum leap here and there too Father.

  2. Aunt Vicky
    June 17, 2017 @ 1:07 PM

    I hear you! I struggle, also – but the goal remains. My life Scripture is Philippians 3:10-14…”That I may know Him…I press on toward the high mark of His calling.” (summarized) So, as my official “letter sign off” I use: Pressing onward, Victoria

    It is a lifetime commitment we’ve made…and it will take a lifetime to fulfill it.

    • Annette Vincent
      August 19, 2017 @ 3:23 AM

      I was trolling through my trash and found your comment there. SO sorry!
      I like that signature line. I always think of the struggle where you take three steps forward and two steps back. Almost sounds like a dance. As long as the forward ones outweigh the backwards ones I’ll be happy. I pray that someday I will take a LOT less backwards ones.