Xerox is a brand name and I don’t have permission to use it. Xerox is used when talking about making copies. And in Faith I am called to copy our Lord.
Simple, I don’t have to create faith, faith is given to me by the Lord. But I do have to walk in faith and every day is a challenge. Temptations all around to leave faith or compromise faith. I am tempted to judge who deserves forgiveness when the Lord clearly says He died for all, I have to imitate the Lord and forgive.
When I first moved to Saint Louis and worked downtown there were many homeless and beggars. I always gave. People would say to me you can’t do that. But my faith told me I could. And I learned along the way that I can’t out give God.
We complicate giving mercy and giving to those in need, but it is really simple. Just do it, right another brand (Nike) that I don’t have permission to use.
More reflection needed on how to copy our Lord. I should copy Him in prayer, in fasting, in giving … I really need to remember to Keep my eyes on Him.
Hebrews 13:7 Remember your leaders, who spoke the word of God to you. Consider the outcome of their way of life and imitate their faith.
3 John 11 Dear friend, do not imitate what is evil but what is good. Anyone who does what is good is from God. Anyone who does what is evil has not seen God.