Having people that we can have as an example in our lives is important for all of us. A strong role model is a basic family dynamic which is very much needed in order to have healthy children. Of course there are countless that don’t have anyone that is an example or role model for them. Children that are orphans due to no fault of their own, because of life situations like death, war, family breakups, or poverty issues may struggle their entire life because they didn’t have anyone to love them, protect them, and be an example for them.
My brothers and I were raised by my Mother after she and my Dad were divorced. My Dad was involved with our lives to a certain degree, but my Mom was our main life example or role model while we were growing up. She taught us many things by how she carried herself and raised her family. We didn’t have a lot of material things, however, overtime we knew that we were loved and after all that was the most life-sustaining matter.
As I got older, people from my home congregation, and then later as I began working and going to school those around me became important persons in my life, as I learned from them about how to live in this world. They were both men and women who were from different backgrounds. Since I was always looking for wisdom, I was open to what they had to offer me by their words and how they lived.
Jesus is an example for all of us who are on this spiritual pilgrimage. By noticing what he said and how he lived we can learn about how to live as a disciple of his in this time and place. May you see that Jesus can be a perfect role model for you and give you the wisdom and discernment that you need for today. By taking part in the spiritual practices of prayer, Bible study, and reflection you place you mind and soul in a better position to hear and see what Jesus is trying to show you! Vernon T.
Prayer, Lord of all creation, may your Holy Spirit guide me to follow in the footsteps of Jesus and listen to his words and learn from his actions, so that I can become the person you want me to be! Amen.
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