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!)