This is what the artist was working from...(from the Memorial Drive website)
On one hand, I've always thought it would be fun to have a caricature drawn of me, but on the other hand I was pretty sure I didn't want to see what they would emphasize (my large, crooked teeth).
Funny parallel, though. Most of us are probably afraid to know how people really see us and what they really think about us. Do I come across as selfish, arrogant, cocky? Do I appear to people to be narrow-minded, angry, or apathetic? We quickly want to dismiss people that see us that way because surely we are not. We know what goes on in our mind, and are quick to give ourselves the benefit of the doubt. But the truth is we can go to our graves trying to defend ourselves and it won't make a bit of difference. The only thing we can do is change ourselves by the power of Christ at work in us. That can sometimes be a long, painful process, but the results are proven and effective.