Paul put himself into a tough spot when he said this:
Pattern yourselves after me [follow my example], as I imitate and follow Christ (the Messiah).
What an exemplary life he must have led to be able to pen those words.
Still the truth of the matter is that we aren’t we aren’t called to be like other Christians. We are called to be like Christ. As Paul says…
God didn’t send me out to collect a following for myself, but to preach the Message of what he has done, collecting a following for him. (1 Corinthians 1:17a, MSG)
Prayer- Lord may we be copy cats of your son, Jesus, who lived and died as our example. Amen.