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Learning for Life: 9:30 am
Worship Service: 11:00 am

Bulletin: March 4, 2018

Newsletter: March 2018

Scriptures: Ephesians 5:1-14; Psalm 25; Luke 11:14-28


Rev. Kayely Rich

If you’ve worked with a group of kids for any length of time, you have likely heard one child tell another “Stop copying me.” This is often said by an older sibling or older child in the group who is getting frustrated as the younger child is trying to keep up with them by mimicking sayings and/or actions of the older child. Yet from the perspective of the ‘copycat,’ they are simply looking up to the older child with admiration, wanting to be like this bigger person.

Developmental psychologists teach us that this how children learn – by observing and copying behaviours. In our epistle reading this week, we are reminded that we are offered a invaluable invitation. We are invited to be imitators of Christ! We are invited to be like the One who is both God and Human, the One who lived a perfect, sinless life on this earth. And guess what? Unlike the children described above, He is not annoyed with our attempts to copy Him. Rather, we are welcomed.

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