By James Metsger
By this we may be sure that we are in him: whoever says he abides in him ought to walk in the same way in which he walked. (1 John 2:5-6)
I have a few pet peeves. In no particular order:
1. I’m not a fan of people smacking their lips or making sounds while chewing gum. I think it’s gross. When I see gum stuck to a table or a napkin, I throw up a little in my mouth.
2. It drives me absolutely batty when my kids look over my shoulder while I’m reading a text or an email. I want to remind my children that it’s the parent’s job to spy on their kids, not the other way around.
3. I just can’t stand when my kids copy me. “Can you please pass the potatoes?” “Can you please pass the potatoes?” “How was your day?” “How was your day?” “Did you have a good day at school?” “Did you have a good day at school?” It’s even annoying to write. Imagine how annoying it is to hear. Sometimes I’ll get so frustrated that I yell, “Stop copying me!” Only to hear…wait for it…” Stop copying me!”
It may be annoying when my kids copy me, but we are called to copy Christ. In fact, one of the ways we demonstrate we know God is by copying His Son. We talk like he talked. We walk as he walked. We serve like he served. We love like he loved. We make it our aim to be a copycat. “For to this you have been called, because Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example, so that you might follow in his steps (I Peter 2:21). So, go ahead, copy Him.
“For to this you have been called, because Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example, so that you might follow in his steps (I Peter 2:21)
Reflect: What marked the life of Christ? In what ways does your way of life reflect his life?