But do we think when we look at the mirror?
Look at this woman in the photo below:
She is holding her face with her left hand. That is obvious. But why in the mirror she is holding her face with her right hand?
Why did the mirror flip the photo left to right?
And why did the mirror flip the photo left to right and not vertically from up to down? Why don't we see the mirror image upside down but flipped from left to right?
Whilst you're pondering this, and perhaps giving me some answers, here are some other facts about mirrors and reversals of images, or life in general.
Did you know that in some zoos they put mirrors in the flamingo enclosures? This is because flamingoes will not breed in captivity unless there are a certain number of birds in the flock. So they look at the mirrors and say, "Ah ... there's quite a few of us. It is safe to breed because there's safety in numbers!" The zoo keepers put the mirrors to fool the flamingoes that it is safe to breed.
Did you know that the robin will attack his reflection in a mirror or in a window with curtains drawn? He is probably the only bird to do so. Intelligent or stupid?
Did you know that some fish would recognise their reflection in a mirror and not think it is another fish?
And a baby would not recognise his reflection until he is 2 years old at least?
Did you know when athletes run round the track when racing they always run anti-clockwise. If you were in a helicopter above them you will always see them running anti-clock wise no matter which country the track is in. As a result their left leg is shorter than the right!
Now for this next fact I need to rely on your total honesty and integrity.
Look at the photos below, and without checking anywhere else, can you tell me ... ... ...
Don't check ... decide on your choice NOW.
Apparently, in tests most people get the answer wrong and say she is holding the torch in her left hand. In fact, it is in her right hand.
It is the same with British coins. Many people believe the Queen is facing left on the coins; but she is facing right.
And finally ... when you look in the mirror; what do you see?
Do you see Christ there? Are you a reflection of Christ in your daily life? Are you Christ to somebody you meet every day in your life?