If we want to be like God and to be with God, then we must imitate Jesus. Jesus is the way to God. Following Jesus includes a lot of diligent work after “yes.” Does my life resemble the life of Jesus? Do I place others first? How do I treat others, especially the poor? How do others experience me? 

O gracious God, increase my self awareness. May I deepen my commitment to imitating Jesus and help to usher in Your kingdom.