Who we are
The world doesn't know us because it doesn't know Jesus.
Many societies identify people by a name which indicates who their father is, like our surnames which we receive from our parents.
But people who don't know who Jesus is can't know where our new natures are from. Yes, they may know your mum or dad, that's in the natural, but if they don't know Jesus, they are spiritually dead and cannot know the 'you' who was brought to life through faith in Jesus.
All they see is the old person doing uncharacteristic things, things unbecoming of a natural person, things like unconditional love, unbounded forgiveness, patience, love, joy and the rest.
So when they see these holy traits coming from an unholy person (in their eyes) they may be repulsed and offended, or they may be attracted to you and want to know more.
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