Michael Jackson in his song; Man in the Mirror, recognises that he has become the victim of a selfish kind of love, but now he realises that there is more to life than himself. So he is going to look at the man in the mirror, and make the change… The bible encourages us to do the same.
James 1:23, talks about someone looking in a mirror then forgetting what they look like.
This is all too common; the Holy Spirit illuminates something in our lives, we see it, we are impacted by it, but we then walk away and forget to do anything about it. Walking by the Spirit is a conscious decision on a daily bases, until it becomes who we are.
This is what the Mars Hill values are about; realising that a church is not an abstract concept, or bricks and mortar, but real people, with real lives and real hearts, and that we want to recognise, value, love and respect each other as God wants us to.
We want to be a people whose heart is Jesus, and from that we see each other and life differently. This enables us to realise that we have all been caught up in a selfish kind of love, but now in Jesus we have realised that we need to look at the man, or woman, in the mirror and through the power of the Holy Spirit in us, make that change.