I was in a sorority in college.
Alpha Chi Omega.
Thankfully, for the most part, my sisters were modest, Christian young women aiming to be world changers.
I learned a lot through my experience with AXΩ.
One lesson that has carried over into adulthood is to remember who I’m representing.
Bearing the letters ΑXΩ was an honor and a privilege.
A reputation was at stake.
Reverence was expected.
The AXΩ letters could only be worn by an inducted Alpha Chi Omega.
And, even then, wearing the letters came with a constant awareness of the letter-wearing rules.
Our dear, elder, alumni sponsor, Mrs. Hawthorne, made certain we were dressed appropriately when bearing AXΩ across our shirts. We were also to never visit a questionable place (such as a bar or nightclub) while donning the letters. Even on a key chain. And, if one chose to drink an alcoholic beverage, it had best not be out of an AXΩ cup. You’d never see a sister sporting her letters across the backside of her shorts.
The letters certainly deserved a higher place.
There was a high-standing heritage to be upheld.
A legacy going back over a century.
I wonder why Christians don’t pay even more attention to the heritage we’re representing?
We bear the name of Christ as witnesses for our Lord. All for His name’s sake.
And to what degree do we focus on keeping that Name holy and set apart?
As bearers of Christ, do we frequent places we shouldn’t?
Do we act or speak in ways that would bring question to His Name?
Those of us with Christian fish on the backs of our vehicles, how are we driving?
Do we uphold our high-standing Heritage as reverently as the AXΩ do theirs?
We aren’t simply representing a Greek organization filled with college gals.
We should be treasuring our association even more.
We are witnesses of a sure Testimony reaching back farther than just a century.
What would our Founder say of the way we’re representing His letters?