Join with others in being imitators of me, brothers, and observe those who thus conduct themselves according to the model you have in us.
It may sound arrogant of St. Paul to tell the Philippians to be more like him…but Paul is a man who has undergone a complete make-over. Once a persecutor of Christians (persecution that even led to their murders)…Paul became a man totally dedicated to following and serving Christ. It came about through an unmerited encounter with the risen Jesus. Over the next several years Paul was transformed into one of the most zealous followers of Christ. He became the one persecuted! But through it all…he had an inner peace and joy…as well as purpose. If you want the same…observe St. Paul and other true followers of Jesus. True followers will model love, mercy, grace, forgiveness and compassion.
Suggested song of the day– “I Want to Follow You” on the Listen to Your Heart album.
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Remember that you are loved!