I am unique. Just like everyone else… In a world where everyone is trying to be their own person, it sure seems like there is a lot of imitating going on. And it’s not the biblical sense of the word, either.
Therefore be imitators of God as dear children.
Ephesians 5:1 (NKJV)
We should all aspire to something, not someone – at least no one presently on earth. It’s great if you want to change the world with electronic innovation like Steve Jobs. Or help the lost and lonely like Mother Theresa. But in the end, aspiring to be like someone has no real value.
There is only one person we need to be imitating – Jesus. He was the one and only example of perfection on earth. He remained sinless until the point of death – at which point He took on the sins of the world, everyone who had lived, was living and had yet to live. Whether you believe Jesus to be the Son of God or not, all history points to the fact that He was a good man. All He did in His earthy live was to serve humanity. If that’s not an example to follow, I don’t know what is.