“‘I know your works. You have the reputation of being alive, but you are dead. Wake up, and strengthen what remains and is about to die, for I have not found your works complete in the sight of my God.
It is easy to [want to] look good in front of other people by righteous acting. It is easy to write off God because He is not visible, but we see people on a daily basis. However, since the end justifies the means, we should think about what God thinks of us instead of what people think. Everybody’s days are numbered. There is no use trying to impress people at the expense of one’s eternity.