In the evening reflect on the day.
Ask: How many times did you try to manipulate how people see you?
Count the number.
Pray tomorrow it will be less.
Repeat daily as necessary.

(Inspired by Jack Bernard author of How to Become a Saint)

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About Ragan Sutterfield

Ragan Sutterfield is a writer and Episcopal seminarian sojourning from his native Arkansas in Alexandria, Virginia. He is the author of This is My Body: From Obesity to Ironman, My Journey Into the True Meaning of Flesh, Spirit, and Deeper Faith (Convergent/Random House 2015).