Do not manipulate, do not try to impress, simply be. Watch how you dress, what you say, what you do–who are you doing it for? Christ should be the standard and goal.
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).