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Verses 14-15: “Do all things without complaining and disputing, that you may become blameless and harmless, children of God without fault in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world,”

Ever had to tell the difference between 2 objects that look or act identical but you know that they are different? One of my favorite Saturday morning shows growing up was a Filmation live-action series called The Ghost Busters, starring Forrest Tucker, Larry Storch, and Bob Burns. In the first episode titled “The Maltese Monkey”, the ghost-busting detectives had to foil the plans of 2 gangsters from summoning back the ghost of Big Al Caesar (Larry Storch, in a dual role, mimicking Marlon Brando). When Kong (Forrest Tucker) had to try to tell the difference between Big Al and Spenser (Larry Storch), he asked the duo “Who’s buried in Grant’s tomb?” Caesar said, “That’s easy; President Ulysses S. Grant.” Spenser said, “Aww, I didn’t know he was sick!” Kong (pointing at the real Spenser, who sometimes was a few bricks shy of a load): “THAT’S Spenser! C’mon, let’s get out of here!” 🙂

Paul here wants us to act like Jesus Christ, not like the world. How can the world tell we are different if we grumble or gripe like others would? I never said it was easy; the Lord knows I’ve done more than my fair share of griping and complaining. But we need to do things and approach life with a Christ-like attitude, so that the world can point at us and say definitely, “THAT’s a Christian.”

Something to think about.

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