Copy me, just as I’m copying the Messiah. (11:1)
Wow! We balk at a verse like that, because it sounds pompous. But what an incredible thing to be able to say with the right heart. The heart that says that can’t be proud; Jesus was not proud, so how could a proud person validly say that? To be able to say with true humility that other Christians should follow you as you follow Jesus — that is a truly great goal!
This week begins a new school year for me and for many of the people who read this blog. Many of us are also parents and active members and mentors in churches. Little eyes are watching, even if they are attached to a 17-year-old football player’s massive body. Some day (it won’t be this year or any soon, I am afraid) I hope to be able to say that with credibility.