The world teaches us to be god-like…enticing us to reflect the image of their gods: superhumanly powerful, fearlessly arrogant, invincible, giving lip-service regard for the value of human life, overpowering, towering, selfish, brash, self-glorifying, morally dysfunctional, and proud…a circus-mirror reflection of exaggerated human traits and desires. These “gods” are our modern day Hollywood superheroes…clad as cartoony 3D generated “Hiro”s, or live action Marvel Comic-book mythologicalistic heroes.
Worshipping these gods entices us to be like them. Just take a look at the next set of “Holly-ween” costumes, the next set of Black Friday “hot items”, and the next Comic-con, Fantasy-con, Trek-con, and even Decepti-con costumes to see what I mean.
Jesus Christ teaches us to be GOD-like…inviting us to be like unto God the Father: Compassionate, Just, Merciful, Forgiving, Firm, Serving, Good-natured, of Majestic Simplicity, Creating, Building, full of Life, Vibrant, Focused on those He loves, Faithful, Trusting, Humorous, Clean, and Loving…Complete in all that is beautiful, good, and true.
If there is anything virtuous, lovely, or of good report, or praiseworthy…seek after these things…live them…and find GODliness.