Even on the best days, Christians are just imperfect reflections of Jesus Christ, dark and distorted by comparison.
When the skies get dark and the water gets choppy, there may be no reflection at all.
If you wanted to appreciate the majesty of a mountain by a lake, would you look at the mountain, or look at it’s reflection in the water? Similarly, if you wanted to know Michelangelo, would you seek him and study his works or would you study the works of students who were inspired by his greatness?
Don’t settle for a distorted, upside-down view of Christianity. Go get the clear picture that is found only in the words spoken by Christ himself. You’ll find them in the gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. You might be amazed at how much clearer your picture of God becomes.