I have the impression that being a 'Christian' means being like Christ. A 'little Christ'. A follower and imitator of him.
Of course, I could be wrong. Being a Christian may only mean adhering to a particular set of dogma, signing up to a list of beliefs.
But I hope not. I hope its' meaning is more outwardly observable than what is going on someone's head.
Perhaps something Jesus said will help: “This is how everyone will recognize that you are my disciples--when they see the love you have for each other.” (John 13:35)
Given that idea, I have a question.
Which of the following best fit the title of 'Christian'? Lots of people claim that title, others don't. But which ones (in your own estimation) actually seem to be living out the character of Christ? And why do you think so? What qualities in their lives point back to Jesus? Do you have other good examples? And why do we seem to have so many bad examples?
(My list is just to spur your imagination)
Any past or present Prime Ministers/Presidents or other leaders
Martin Luther King Jr.
William and Catherine Booth
And a final thought. Put your own name in that list. Do you think your life is headed in the right direction, or has it been sidetracked as it appears has happened in some of the people listed above?
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