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By Dr. Rick Koole
Special to the Village News 

Are You Worth Imitating?


Last updated 8/8/2018 at 9:58am

One day the Rev. Chuck Swindoll received a challenging letter from a young man who had just started to attend his church. The letter asked a probing question.

“I’ve heard you say that one becomes like those with whom he spends his time,” the young man said. “I’m surrounded by mediocre people. The more I mature, the fewer people I find worth imitating. I’m not so mature, though, that God is the only model… You are a model for me. But I want to know… Are you like my other ‘models?’ Do you rip your wife apart in front of other married people? Do you talk big but turn wimpy...

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