The Third Sunday in Lent

The Church Altar

1 Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children. 2 And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God. ~ Ephesians 5:1-2 (NASB)

We tend to look up to celebrities, sports figures, and worldly successes. We want to “be like Mike” or some other person we admire. But Paul tells us to be imitators of God, to walk in love like Jesus did. How much better to be like Jesus than to be like any mortal person.

Lord, I want to be an imitator of You. Take away my desire to be like people who are worldly successes but who do not have the love of Christ in them. Christ loved us and gave Himself as a sacrifice for us, for me. He is the One I should imitate. Lead me to show His love to the world. In the name of Jesus Christ, my Lord and Savior, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

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