There are people who come into our lives who make us feel this way.
Sometimes, we are so confounding for them, so frustrating and infuriating, that we never get the chance to tell them how they make us want to be better people.
Nor do they see what effect they have on our characters, our actions, our thought processes.
I've had people like this in my life. They've never seen how God has used them to call me to repent and how, as the Holy Spirit sent by Christ uses them, calls my attention to the examples of their character, integrity, and honesty, and how God's Spirit is slowly changing me.
This is dedicated to people who have made me and make me want to be a better man.
[Blogger Mark Daniels is the pastor of Living Water Lutheran Church, Centerville, Ohio.]