Friday, August 3, 2007
The Greatest form of Flattery
It's been said that being impersonated is the greatest form of flattery. If you're ever had the "privilege" of watching someone mimic your actions and behaviors, you may question that statement. I mean, most of the time, people are impersonated based on their flaws and their idiosyncrasies. And, rightfully so. It wouldn't be funny otherwise.
One of my favorite comedians and impersonators is a guy named Frank Caliendo. You may have seen him on Fox Sports on Sundays on their NFL pre-game show. He is best known for his John Madden impersonation, but I must admit he also does a mean George W. Bush. To see what I mean, just click HERE.
With respect to our Christian walk, we should be doing our best "impression" of Christ. After all, we're made in His image. Further, when God created Adam and Eve in the Garden, He explained that we were to be a reflection of Him. Not a Morgan Freeman (Bruce Almighty) or George Burns (Oh, God!) portrayal of Him, but our own unique reflection.
So, here's the question: "How you doin'?" Do people catch a glimpse of Christ when they see and hear you? Better yet, do you see Christ in yourself? Take a look in the proverbial mirror, and think about that. If we only see ourselves in the reflection, we have a little work to do.