“What people revere, they resemble, either for ruin or for restoration.” – Greg Beale
Who we are is far more important than what we do, but quite often, it is the things that we do that turn us into the kind of people that we are.
Let us be careful then with the things we allow to fill our lives – the thoughts we think, the words we say, the habits we form, the things we worship and love. Little by little, we are changed by such things, and before we know it, we have been turned into another kind of person. May it be the kind of person we’d like to be and not the other way around.
We become what we love
and who we love shapes what we become.
If we love things, we become a thing.
If we love nothing, we become nothing.
Imitation is not a literal mimicking of Christ,
rather it means becoming the image of the beloved,
an image disclosed through transformation.
This means… we are to become vessels
of God´s compassionate love for others.
-St. Clare of Assisi
They made a calf in Horeb, and worshiped a molten image. Thus they exchanged their glory for an image of a bull that eats grass. -Psalms 106