Brothers and sisters, join in imitating me, and observe those who live according to the example you have in us. Philippians 3:17
We have all been asked over time – who are our mentors, who taught us the faith, who are our heroes? And there’s always some extraordinary individuals that rise to the top, who exemplify the things we want to be noted for in our own lives but haven’t yet achieved; who ultimately we call our super heroes.
Paul was one such individual. And he had his own story to tell- warts and all. But he led his life striving to be who God created him to be. And so he walked the earth , telling his story and inviting others to use his life as an example to learn how to follow Christ.
That’s a tall order. To live a noteworthy life. To live a life that others look up to. To live a faith-filled life where we’re called somebody’s hero. But God desires nothing less for us and believes in nothing less of us. We are ALL exemplary individuals because we have been splashed with the waters of baptism – owned and claimed by God for nothing less – to be the people that we were created to be – super heroes for God.
May we all continue to “press on toward the goal for the prize of the heavenly call of God in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 3:14)