When my wife Mandi got her driver’s license she wanted to put a fish on her bumper. Her mom said, “You can do that if you are going to drive carefully, respectfully, and drive the speed limit.” Her mom wanted to be sure that if she was going to publically display her faith in Jesus that way, that her driving was going to back that up.
There is nothing wrong with wearing a cross around your neck, sporting a christian t-shirt, having pictures of Bible verses on your walls, or putting a fish on your bumper. But forgiveness speaks louder than a gold cross, showing love catches more attention than a Jesus t-shirt or a pretty picture of 1 Corinthians 13, and kindness and compassion are more effective than clever bumper stickers. As someone once said, “what you do speaks so loudly that what you say I can’t hear.”