The readings this week present us with the behaviours that we as Christ followers are to emulate.
Our model is Jesus Christ both in his spirituality and in his humanity.
Just as infants and children imitate their parents and in so doing learn to eat, walk, sing, speak, work, … in short learn to survive and live with others, so we are to imitate Jesus as we learn to live through faith and worship.
And just as children imitating the adults in their world believe they have learned enough go to work with them, to step into the adult world, Proverbs 2:6 cautions us against believing ourselves to have achieved the mark, as believing our lives to be so Christ like as to sit at his right hand.
“Put not yourselves forward in the presence of the King. And stand not in the place of great men” because we will find ourselves being sent back to the children’s table to keep on learning.
What is this life we are to imitate?
It is a life lived through love, service, dedication, selflessness, and justice.
It is a spiritual path of listening in silence for God to speak, of wandering in the wilderness with only God to sustain.
It is a life dedicated to other’s even unto death.
It is doing all of this everyday of our lives, from the time we wake to the time we sleep.
It is more than Sunday worship, volunteering on Saturday.
It is imitating Christ in how you do your laundry, shop for your groceries, how you plan for your retirement, the TV shows you watch and the books your read and so much more.
Most importantly it is about “loving each other as brothers and sisters”
Lectionary Readings for this post Proverbs 25:6-7, Psalm 112, Hebrews 13:1-8, 15-16 Luke 14: 1, 7-14.