3 John!

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.

Mark Shea

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Mark P. Shea is a Catholic author, blogger, and speaker.

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