People watch us to see whether our walk matches our talk. There’s a MASH episode where a wounded soldier in the hospital is talking to one of the doctors. He talked about following someone else’s footsteps in the snow and that as long as he could do that - then he was safe from the mines. He said when the footsteps stopped - he no longer knew where to step and got wounded.
The footsteps we follow are on the path set out for us by Christ. As we navigate the mine fields of sin in this world, we dare not step where we wouldn’t want someone coming behind us to step - especially our children.