A retired football coach, Frosty Westering, wrote a book years ago that everyone needs to read.
Unfortunately, it is a collector’s item, and you need to have around $40 to get a copy.
In the book he talks about the difference between the Mirror Room and the Window Room.
Essentially, when you are in the mirror room you can only see yourself, and when you are in the window room you can see others.
Here is my take.
We spend so much of our time, energy, and resources, trying to make ourselves appear and feel acceptable. In short, this is a lot of time, energy, and resources.
Time, energy, and resources that might instead be used to change the world.
For example: Love someone who others find difficult to love because they can only see themselves.
This all goes back to Jesus answering the question in Luke 10:29, “Who is my neighbor?”
The answer: Everyone in the world who needs loved.
But we cannot accomplish this while staring in the mirror.