3 John 11
Beloved, do not imitate evil but imitate good. He who does good is of God; he who does evil has not seen God.
Christianity has produced a large number of originals. There’s nobody quite like St. Francis, or Leonardo, or Therese, or Simeon Stylites. They’re one of a kind. And they got that way by trying to be as unoriginal as possible: just imitating goodness. Meanwhile, radicals who are trying to be “startling” and “push the envelope” are so stunningly boring because they are all alike: little men and women screaming “Look at me!” It’s hard to see God when you are looking only and always at yourself.