By Greg Laurie
“Imitate me, just as I also imitate Christ.”
—1 Corinthians 11:1
I heard about a man who desperately wanted to get married. He found a girl he was in love with, and he took her home to meet his parents. But his mother didn’t like her. So he went out and found another girl and brought her home. Still, his mother didn’t like her. Then he found a girl who looked like his mother, talked like his mother, and dressed like his mother. In every way, this girl was just like his mother. Then his father didn’t like her.
Like it or not, people are making evaluations about God according to the way we live as followers of Christ. Being a disciple is walking with Jesus in such a way that you get to say to someone else, “Follow my example.”