A few days ago I received a Daily Gem in my email box that got me thinking about what I can do to become more Christ-like.
Emulating Jesus to Become Men
When we consider the admonition to be men, we must think of Jesus Christ. When Pilate brought Jesus forth wearing a crown of thorns, he declared, ‘Behold the man!’ (John 19:4-5). Pilate may not have fully understood the significance of his own words, but the Lord indeed stood before the people then as He stands today–the highest ideal of manhood. Behold the man!
The Lord asked His disciples what manner of men they should be and then answered, ‘Verily I say unto you, even as I am’ (3 Nephi 27:27; 3 Nephi 18:24). That is our ultimate quest.
(D. Todd Christofferson, “Let Us Be Men,” Ensign, Nov. 2006, 48)
So what can I do to be more Christ-like? Ask “WWJD (What would Jesus Do)?” I find myself asking this at times. We’ve all heard this before, but it works! If we remember Jesus Christ at all times, our eldest brother and perfect example of man, we can strive to become better people.
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5 Replies to “What would Jesus do?”
I’ve thought about this (WWJD?) a good bit as well, especially lately when I’ve come across so many negative posts on blogs about Christain living, religion, Mormonism, and so forth. I just don’t understand how a person can profess to be a follower of Christ and then proceed to berate, ridicule, or criticize his fellow man? When He commanded us to love our neighbors as ourselves, I don’t think He was referring strictly to the people next door,do you?
Well when it comes to the negative posts and that people put out there, just ask WWJD? 😀
No one’s perfect, others can claim to follow Christ but not always show it at that point in time. In those instances, I suppose patience and long suffering from ourselves will compensate for others when they are weak.
I hope when I am weak as well my fellow man can show the same Christ-like charity.
Thanks for the visit to my blog…I didn’t have a link to get here sooner. I like it here. Keep up the good work.
p.s. where is that temple? I can’t place it!
Thanks, cowgalutah 🙂
The temple in the picture is the Laie Temple in Hawaii.
oh that’s it…I was thinking of the lower 48…my mind wanted it to be the mesa AZ. but it’s not quite right!