“Be Good Like Me!”

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So what do you think? Who should you look to as an example of how to live in a way that is pleasing to God? Are there just some people who are better at being like God than others?

At first, I am inclined to say that Jesus should be our only example, but what about parents? And what about when parents fail at this responsibility?

What should we look for in our role models to imitate? What should we do in order to be good role models for others?

You call me Teacher and Lord—and you are right, for that is what I am. So if I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet. For I have set you an example, that you also should do as I have done to you. Very truly, I tell you, servants are not greater than their master, nor are messengers greater than the one who sent them. John 13:13-16 (NRSV)

Here is the good news. Jesus is our example to follow. His example is that of a servant. The mark of being like Jesus is being a servant. This is how you can measure yourself and others as examples.

Although this graphic strip makes mention of the debate over whether Jesus Christ was fully human, fully man, that is a topic to be considered in another post!

As it turned out, this post was about being a “servant” like Jesus and the newest comic strip here is titled “The Lloyd Servant Show.” Watch for the next post at 9PM Eastern this evening! (I’m trying out the “set date and time” option!)

3 thoughts on ““Be Good Like Me!”

  1. I can’t recall ever looking at someone and thinking they were like God and living in a way that was pleasing to him. I went to churches for many years and got to know lots of Christians. Weird huh? Maybe I’m that way because my father said he was a Christian, but didn’t act like one so I never expected that from people.

    I have to say, I’ve never met a Christian I would want to be like. I mean really, everyone is so flawed, myself included. I consider myself to be a Christian, but it has taken so many years for me to learn anything that I wouldn’t recommend anyone looking at me either. I have made horrible decisions in my life and strayed from God’s will many times.

    I think Christians, as a whole, have no idea how messed-up we all are. I mean, say someone from church asks you over for lunch after the service and all they talk about is money and how to make more. I’m sure they have no idea what they are doing is wrong. Or maybe you go over to someones house and they gossip about everyone in the church. Now, since they aren’t a homosexual, they think they are doing just fine. Lol

    You know who I compare myself to when I’m feeling bad about myself? David. He committed adultery and murdered her husband. Yep, That thought makes me feel better about myself. See? Is that any better than thinking, “At least I’m not a homosexual.” Yeah, well, we aren’t tempted to do those things are we?

    Christians are sinners. Big sinners. I am a sinner. Don’t look at me. If you see me in heaven, you are seeing a walking miracle.

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    1. I can relate to what you said about your father, and I think that quite a few people can. Fortunately for me, and I hope for you as well, there have been people who have been good examples for me and that I’ve learned from. Although no one has it all together, I do think God gives each of us special gifts to benefit all, gifts that we can learn from. For example, I have one dear friend who never says a bad word about anyone, only something positive or nothing at all. She is a good example for me to learn from as I am way too often tempted to just speak my mind! Another dear friend is as generous with his material things as anyone I’ve ever seen in anyone. He’s another good example for me to learn from. I think this is God’s design for us as the Body Of Christ. We need each other! Thanks for your thoughtful comments!

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