Sunday, August 5, 2018

Reflection - Imitating Christ - Imitating people

Source (book): "Finding rest for the soul", Chapter Nine, Question 1, Page 150.
By Robert M. Solomon, Bishop of the Methodist Church in Singapore from 2000 - 2012


Make a list of people you have imitated or are imitating at the moment.
PHOTO: Make a list of people you have imitated or are imitating at the moment. What in their lifes do you find worth imitating?
It may be challenging to observe and imitate an invisible God, but we have no excuse when it comes to godly people, for we can hear, see, touch, and relate to them.

We can follow godly people as they imitate Christ - in their way of life, faith in Christ, faithfulness, love, graciousness, righteousness, response to trials, and prayerfulness. Though they are not perfect, we can emulate them in loving God and others, and in living as the blessed, beloved children of God.

 It could be a family member, such as a father who lives righteously and generously, a prayerful and faithful mother, or a sibling who loves and serves the Lord with deep commitment and passion. It could be a Sunday school teacher whose patience and gentleness inspire, or a Bible study leader whose hospitality and peaceful countenance (facial expression) are exemplary. It could even be a child who grasps the implications of spiritual truth better and more readily than most adults.

Other human models may live further away in terms of space and time, such as Christian thinkers, workers, missionaries, pastors, and ordinary people around the world who have led inspiring lives. Or we may have read of those from the past, such as Polycarp, Augustine, Bernard of Clairvaux, Martin Luther, John Calvin, John Wesley, Hudson Taylor, Charles Spurgeon, C. S. Lewis, and John Stott.

The "Hall of Faith" in Hebrews II contains portraits of those who shone in their faith and trust in God - Abraham, Moses, Samuel, and countless others. Today, this hall is much larger; many more portraits hang on its walls.

We can therefore seek our good Christian biographies and learn from their examples of godliness. By observing saints past and present, near and far, we can seek to follow them in the way they imitated Christ.

Simply imitating human models, however, has its limitations. No human model is perfect. If we look closely, we will find imperfections - a quick temper, envy, or pride. While it is good and helpful to imitate godly Christians, it cannot compare to imitating Christ himself.

List of people I have imitated or are imitating at the moment, and what in their lifes are worth imitating
Park Connector Network uncles:
Good at looking at the positive sides of life and world happenings
Hardworking in keeping themselves fit, healthy and happy
Maintain good and caring relationships with family and friends, colleagues and walking partners
Update themselves on world current affairs using tech-devices like handphone and TV
Share latest information, ideas, knowledge, experiences and umbrella
Friendly, truthful and with warm personalities

Previous last company's colleagues:
Approach difficult problems coolly and practically
Accumulated and able to apply vast amount of technical and managing skills
Share latest information, ideas, knowledge and experiences
Not aggressive in pursing status and power
Willing to share and help in problems of others
Approachable, considerate, reliable, punctual, responsible, and trustworthy

Do you think there are others who are imitating you?
No evidence detected in this area.
Ever heard of dissatisfaction and rejections
Ever being complained as irresponsible, slow, and no longer a suitable worker

What does that mean to you?
Still a long way to go to develop into a sought person
Desperately need the help of God
Need to seek God's protection, guidance, correction, provision and love
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Make a list of people you have imitated or are imitating at the moment. What in their lifes do you find worth imitating? Do you think there are others who are imitating you? What does that mean to you?

For many centuries, the popular image of a good Christian was the monk cloistered (enclosed) in his monastery, away from the world, and constantly toiling (work extremely hard) in prayer. In the late medieval period, however, this changed. A new spiritual movement called devotio moderna (modern devotion) arose, and in contrast to the focus on clergy and rituals in the medieval church, it called for personal piety.



For many centuries, the popular image of a good Christian was the monk cloistered (enclosed) in his monastery, away from the world, and constantly toiling (work extremely hard) in prayer.
PHOTO: For many centuries, the popular image of a good Christian was the monk cloistered (enclosed) in his monastery, away from the world, and constantly toiling (work extremely hard) in prayer.
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This movement called for personal piety in response to the dry intellectual scholasticism and ritualism of the clergy-centred medieval church. Beginning in Holland during the 14th century and spreading to other parts of Europe, it remained popular until the 16th century. Names associated with this movement include Geert Groot, Florens Radewyns, and most notably Thomas à Kempis, whose book The Imitation of Christ became highly influential.



Devotio moderna (modern devotion)
PHOTO: Devotio moderna (modern devotion)
In contrast to the focus on clergy and rituals in the medieval church, it called for personal piety.
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The movement also had an extensive intellectual heritage and can be connected with people like Francis of Assisi, Bonaventure (both from the 13th century), and Ignatius of Loyola (16th century). The common thread in their teachings was a new emphasis - the goal of the Christian life was to learn how to live as Christ did. Richard Foster explains this in Longing for God: "By replacing the ideal of the cloistered life with the growing belief that we were to express in word, thought and spirit, the very life and teaching of Jesus, this new approach recovered the essence of the New Testament message." [34]



Devotio moderna (modern devotion)
PHOTO: Devotio moderna (modern devotion)
The movement called for personal piety is in response to the dry intellectual scholasticism and ritualism of the clergy-centred medieval church. Their teachings was a new emphasis - the goal of the Christian life was to learn how to live as Christ did.
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Francis of Assisi had this "Primitive Rule": "To follow the teachings of our Lord Jesus Christ and to walk in His footsteps". [35] He had begun life as a wealthy youth who loved the pleasures of this world, but the experience of military campaigning and a serious illness took away his taste for worldly things. He then had a special experience in which Christ commanded him to rebuild His church and embrace poverty as a way of life. Francis abandoned his wealth and status to become a poor monk. He sought to emulate Jesus in every way, living an extremely simple life and giving of himself in humble service and love to others. In his later life, he is said to have developed the stigmata - wounds on his hands, feet, and chest that mirrored the wounds of Christ on the cross. However these wounds might be explained, for Francis, his life goal of seeking to imitate Christ had reached its climactic fruition.



Francis of Assisi had this 'Primitive Rule': 'To follow the teachings of our Lord Jesus Christ and to walk in His footsteps'.
PHOTO: Francis of Assisi had this "Primitive Rule": "To follow the teachings of our Lord Jesus Christ and to walk in His footsteps". Francis abandoned his wealth and status to become a poor monk. He sought to emulate Jesus in every way, living an extremely simple life and giving of himself in humble service and love to others.He is said to have developed the stigmata - wounds on his hands, feet, and chest that mirrored the wounds of Christ on the cross.
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Ignatius of Loyola was a Spanish knight who had a conversion experience after being severely wounded in war. He developed his Spiritual Exercises, a series of meditations essentially based on the life, death, and resurrection of Christ. They involve engaging with the gospel text to personally take part in the biblical stories and thereby encounter Jesus. The aim is to follow Jesus and imitate Him.



Ignatius of Loyola was a Spanish knight who had a conversion experience after being severely wounded in war.
PHOTO: Ignatius of Loyola was a Spanish knight who had a conversion experience after being severely wounded in war. He developed his Spiritual Exercises, a series of meditations essentially based on the life, death, and resurrection of Christ. The aim is to follow Jesus and imitate Him.
Source: Ignacio de Loyola movie facebook page
Ignacio de Loyola gave up all his possessions and became a pilgrim and beggar but continued to help others
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Thomas à Kempis was a 15th-century Dutch priest who wrote The Imitation of Christ, a compilation of talks given to monastic novices. Like Francis and later Ignatius, the focus was on following Jesus and imitating Him. His book was and remains very popular, being used by many Christian leaders both past and present.



Thomas à Kempis was a 15th-century Dutch priest who wrote The Imitation of Christ, a compilation of talks given to monastic novices.
PHOTO: Thomas à Kempis was a 15th-century Dutch priest who wrote The Imitation of Christ, a compilation of talks given to monastic novices. Like Francis and later Ignatius, the focus was on following Jesus and imitating Him.
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Make a list of people you have imitated or are imitating at the moment. What in their lifes do you find worth imitating?
Godly People: A Model for Us [1]
It may be challenging to observe and imitate an invisible God, but we have no excuse when it comes to godly people, for we can hear, see, touch, and relate to them. Thus Paul reminded his protégé Timothy about "my teaching, my way of life, my purpose, faith, patience, love, endurance, persecutions, sufferings" (2 Timothy 3:10-11). It was a legacy to be observed and imitated.



It may be challenging to observe and imitate an invisible God, but we have no excuse when it comes to godly people, for we can hear, see, touch, and relate to them.
PHOTO: It may be challenging to observe and imitate an invisible God, but we have no excuse when it comes to godly people, for we can hear, see, touch, and relate to them.
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We can follow godly people as they imitate Christ - in their way of life, faith in Christ, faithfulness, love, graciousness, righteousness, response to trials, and prayerfulness. Though they are not perfect, we can emulate them in loving God and others, and in living as the blessed, beloved children of God.



We can follow godly people as they imitate Christ - in their way of life, faith in Christ, faithfulness, love, graciousness, righteousness, response to trials, and prayerfulness.
PHOTO: We can follow godly people as they imitate Christ - in their way of life, faith in Christ, faithfulness, love, graciousness, righteousness, response to trials, and prayerfulness. Though they are not perfect, we can emulate them in loving God and others, and in living as the blessed, beloved children of God.
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If you look carefully, you will find Christ-like people to learn from. It could be a family member, such as a father who lives righteously and generously, a prayerful and faithful mother, or a sibling who loves and serves the Lord with deep commitment and passion. It could be a Sunday school teacher whose patience and gentleness inspire, or a Bible study leader whose hospitality and peaceful countenance (facial expression) are exemplary. It could even be a child who grasps the implications of spiritual truth better and more readily than most adults.



Learn from Christ-like people who loves and serves the Lord with deep commitment and passion.
PHOTO: Learn from Christ-like people who loves and serves the Lord with deep commitment and passion.  It could be a family member, such as a father who lives righteously and generously, a prayerful and faithful mother, or a sibling. It could be a Sunday school teacher whose patience and gentleness inspire, or a Bible study leader whose hospitality and peaceful countenance (facial expression) are exemplary. It could even be a child who grasps the implications of spiritual truth better and more readily than most adults.
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There exist other human models that live further away in terms of space and time. You may have heard of Christian thinkers, workers, missionaries, pastors, and ordinary people around the world who have led inspiring lives. Or you may have read of those from the past, such as Polycarp, Augustine, Bernard of Clairvaux, Martin Luther, John Calvin, John Wesley, Hudson Taylor, Charles Spurgeon, C. S. Lewis, and John Stott.



Human models that live further away in terms of space and time.
PHOTO: Human models that live further away in terms of space and time. They are Christian thinkers, workers, missionaries, pastors, and ordinary people around the world who have led inspiring lives. Prominent scholars (reformation churches) include John Wycliffe, John Knox, William Tyndale, Martin Luther, John Calvin, Ulrich Zwingli, John Wesley, Jonathan Edwards, George Whitefield, Charles Finney, C. H. Spurgeon, and Matthew Henry.
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For this reason, reading Christian biographies is an important discipline. There is so much material available, and it would be a pity to ignore the legacy that these people have left us. The "Hall of Faith" in Hebrews II contains portraits of those who shone in their faith and trust in God - Abraham, Moses, Samuel, and countless others. Today, this hall is much larger; many more portraits hang on its walls. But this hall is not visited often enough, and many Christians remain ignorant of these stories about faithful saints and servants of God.



The 'Hall of Faith' in Hebrews II contains portraits of those who shone in their faith and trust in God
PHOTO: The "Hall of Faith" in Hebrews II contains portraits of those who shone in their faith and trust in God - Abraham, Moses, Samuel, and countless others. reading Christian biographies is an important discipline.
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We can therefore seek our good Christian biographies and learn from their examples of godliness. By observing saints past and present, near and far, we can seek to follow them in the way they imitated Christ.

Simply imitating human models, however, has its limitations. No human model is perfect. If we look closely, we will find imperfections - a quick temper, envy, or pride. Following human Christian models is like travelling at night by the light of the moon. Though the sun is absent, its light is reflected by the moon and illuminates our path, allowing us to walk around without too much difficulty. When the sun rises in the morning, however, we will witness its full brilliance as the true source of light - light that gives life and enables things to grow. In the same way, while it is good and helpful to imitate godly Christians, it cannot compare to imitating Christ himself.



While it is good and helpful to imitate godly Christians, it cannot compare to imitating Christ himself.
PHOTO: While it is good and helpful to imitate godly Christians, it cannot compare to imitating Christ himself.
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List of people I have imitated or are imitating at the moment
Park Connector Network uncles
Previous last company's colleagues



What in their lifes do you find worth imitating?
Park Connector Network uncles:
Good at looking at the positive sides of life and world happenings
Hardworking in keeping themselves fit, healthy and happy
Maintain good and caring relationships with family and friends, colleagues and walking partners
Update themselves on world current affairs using tech-devices like handphone and TV
Share latest information, ideas, knowledge, experiences and umbrella
Friendly, truthful and with warm personalities



Fit Uncles and healthy Aunties at the Park Connector Network
PHOTO: Fit Uncles and healthy Aunties at the Park Connector Network
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Previous last company's colleagues:
Approach difficult problems coolly and practically
Accumulated and able to apply vast amount of technical and managing skills
Share latest information, ideas, knowledge and experiences
Not aggressive in pursing status and power
Willing to share and help in problems of others
Approachable, considerate, reliable, punctual, responsible, and trustworthy



Previous Company's colleagues
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Do you think there are others who are imitating you?
No evidence detected in this area.
Ever heard of dissatisfactions and rejections
Ever being complained as irresponsible, slow, and no longer a suitable worker



Do you think there are others who are imitating you?
PHOTO: Do you think there are others who are imitating you?
No evidence detected in this area. Ever heard of dissatisfactions, rejections, and being despised.
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What does that mean to you?
Still a long way to go to develop into a sought person
Desperately need the help of God
Need to seek God's protection, guidance, correction, provision and love



What does that mean to you?
PHOTO: What does that mean to you?
Need to seek God's protection, guidance, correction, provision and love
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Dear Lord, Please help us to follow godly people as they imitate Christ - in their way of life, faith in Christ, faithfulness, love, graciousness, righteousness, response to trials, and prayerfulness. Though they are not perfect, we can emulate them in loving God and others, and in living as the blessed, beloved children of God.<br>Help us to seek our good Christian biographies and learn from their examples of godliness. Help us to observe saints past and present, near and far, and seek to follow them in the way they imitated Christ. Make us realise that while it is good and helpful to imitate godly Christians, it cannot compare to imitating Christ himself. Through Lord Jesus Christ we pray. Amen!
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Help us to seek our good Christian biographies and learn from their examples of godliness. Help us to observe saints past and present, near and far, and seek to follow them in the way they imitated Christ.

Make us realise that  while it is good and helpful to imitate godly Christians, it cannot compare to imitating Christ himself.
Through Lord Jesus Christ we pray. Amen!"
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Reflection - Imitating Christ - Imitating people
Question from source (book): "Finding rest for the soul", Chapter Nine, Question 1, Page 150.
By Robert M. Solomon, Bishop of the Methodist Church in Singapore from 2000 - 2012




Reference
[1] From "Finding rest for the soul" Responding to Jesus' Invitation in Matthew 11:28-29, Copyright © 2016 by Robert M. Solomon, ISBN 978-1-62707-709-5, Part III: LEARN FROM ME, Chapter Nine "Learning from Jesus: Imitating Christ", Page 137-139, 141-143.

[34] Richard Foster and Gayle Beebe, Longing for God: Seven Paths to Christian Devotion (London: Hodder & Stoughton, 2010).

[35] "Fraciscan Spirituality", The New Order of Saint Francis & St. Clare, http://theneworderofsaintfrancis.org/franciscan-spirituality.php.

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