Almighty God ... .Grant that, as by your grace going before us you put into our minds good desires, so by your continual help we may bring them to good effect. (from today’s Collect)
As Christians we are called to follow in the footsteps of Jesus, the embodiment of what it means to be a human being, made In the image of God. He is our ultimate role model.
As I reflect on this I think of so many people who have influenced me throughout my life as they followed in his footsteps, their faith lived out in love, kindness and unselfishness, generosity, courage and patience. Their faith was not only about ‘good desires’, but about putting these into action in their lives. I lift them all to God in thankfulness.
Think of the role models who have influenced your life, and pray that by God’s help you may show in your own life what it means to follow where Jesus has led.
‘O let me see thy foot steps and in them plant my own’