A mother was preparing pancakes for her sons, Kevin, age 5, and Ryan, age 3. The boys began to argue over who would get the first pancake. Their mother saw the opportunity for a moral lesson. "If Jesus were sitting here, He would say, 'Let my brother have the first pancake. I can wait.' Kevin turned to his younger brother and said, "Ryan, you be Jesus!"

I think it's safe to say that we're all a little bit like Kevin. We want everyone else to act like Jesus. We want everyone else to be kind and giving. We want everyone else to make the sacrifices and be tolerant and forgiving of us.

Unfortunately, the only person I have control over is me. And it is only when I see God's Word as a guide for my life that it begins to do me any good.

For to this you were called, because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that you should follow His steps. (1 Peter 2:21)

"You be Jesus!"
Today, let's all say, "I'll be Jesus!"

Have a great day!