from my notebook

My head is full of thoughts, and I have to write them down.

Random Thoughts on Christ-likeness

Just some thoughts rambling through my head earlier. Christians are supposed to strive each day to be more like Jesus. We have jewelry, although terribly cliche now, to remind us to consider what He would do in any given situation. But what does it mean to be like Christ? How do we know if we’re succeeding?

If we all become more like Him, won’t we all become more like each other? Would that eventually make us boring because we have more similarities than differences? Variety really is the spice of life. Or maybe those are personality things, and that’s not what being Christ-like is about.

Is it about being perfect? Never having to say you’re sorry? Walking around in sandals? Helping every person that comes our way?

If I fail to take an interest in every needy person I come in contact with, am I failing in my effort to be like Jesus? This was a self-evaluating question I asked myself, then I was immediately reminded that for whatever reasons, Jesus didn’t help everyone. Now I certainly can’t use that as an excuse to be self-centered and ignore the needs of others, but maybe sometimes we’re too hard on ourselves. What do you think?

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