Join with others in being imitators of me, brothers and sisters, 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 was completely changed. And he knew that he could take no credit for that change. 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 a mysterious encounter with the risen Lord. Paul realized that it was Grace that saved him…nothing he merited or earned. Then Paul became the one persecuted! But despite the persecution…he had found a new inner peace and joy. He had found the way to the fullness of life in the process of turning over his ego’s desires in exchange for Christ’s. If you want the same contentment and fullness of life…allow Christ to lead you!
Suggested song of the day– “Changed” on the Give Praise and Thanks album.
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Remember…God loves you!