我不是在問你的外在特徵，比如像父母中哪個或某親戚，或者是否每個人都誤認你像某電影明星。也就是說，我們如何展示自己在某些方面與我們早上在浴室裡如何穿衣和準備有關。我要問的更深層次的問題是，「你在模仿誰？」把問題稍微轉一下，「你要感謝誰？」或者「誰對你的生活產生了重大影響，你現在可以去和誰傾談？」這人可以是某親戚、老師、朋友——曾擔任您的顧問或導師的人。這個人可能是基督徒，也可能不是基督徒。這人甚至可能是有高尚道德的或不道德的。希望這個人確實秉承良好的道德並具有堅強的品格。如果是這樣，謝謝他們。特別是如果這個人還能在你身邊接受你的「謝謝」。（我在下面留了一些空位讓你去填寫。）隨著 COVID 的危險減少，我們可能會忘記當我們與生活中我們所愛和關心的人保持聯繫時的情況。四天後是感恩節的臨到，現在就留出一些時間列出一些你想在感恩節拜訪的人，並在感恩節與他們聯繫。如果你那天很忙——我知道我會很忙——提醒自己在這週給他們打電話。在手機上設置提醒。告訴他們你記得和仿傚他們的是什麼。
希伯來書 13:7 說：「從前引導你們、傳神之道給你們的人，你們要想念他們，效法他們的信心，留心看他們為人的結局。」從最嚴格的意義上講，此人可能不是領導者，但仍然是為您的生活樹立榜樣的人。然後，僅僅十節經文之後，我們再次被提醒我們生活中那些領導者的目的。「你們要依從那些引導你們的，且要順服，因他們為你們的靈魂時刻警醒，好像那將來交帳的人。你們要使他們交的時候有快樂，不致憂愁，若憂愁就於你們無益了。」（希伯來書 13:17）。與這些屬靈的領袖有直接接觸的人，也想一想自己的行為是怎樣的，是否照他們說的做，讓他們可以藉著你讚美主，而不是憂傷禱告。如果有任何需要改變的地方，請盡快更改！並且不要忘記聯繫那些對您的生活產生影響的人。他們會感謝你這樣做的。
Who Do You Look Like? ~Pastor Benjamin Chung
I'm not asking about your external features, like which parent or relative, or if there’s a movie star that everyone mistakes you for. That said, how we present ourselves is related in some ways on how we dress and prepare ourselves in the bathroom in the morning. The deeper question I am asking is, “Who do you imitate?” Turning the question around just a little bit, “Who do you have to be thankful for?” or “Who has been a great impact in your life that you can go and speak to right now?” This can be a relative, a teacher, a friend—someone who has been in the role of an advisor or mentor to you. The individual maybe a Christian or not a Christian. The person may even be moral or immoral. Hopefully the person does uphold good morals and has a strong character. And if so, thank them. Especially if the person is still around to receive the “thank you”. (I’ve left some space below.) As the dangers of COVID have dwindled down, we might forget how it was when we kept in contact with the people in our lives that we love and care about. With thanksgiving approaching in four days, set aside some time right now to list a few people you want to call on Thanksgiving and contact them on thanksgiving. If you’re going to be busy that day—I know I will be—remind yourself to call them during this week. Set a reminder on your phone. Tell them what about them you remember and imitate.
Hebrews 13:7 (NLT) says, “Remember your leaders, those who spoke to you the word of God. Consider the outcome of their way of life, and imitate their faith.” The individual might not be a leader in the strictest of terms, but still someone who set an example of what you wanted as an outcome in your life. Then, just ten verses later, we are reminded again of the purpose of those in our lives who are leaders. “Obey your spiritual leaders, and do what they say. Their work is to watch over your souls, and they are accountable to God. Give them reason to do this with joy and not with sorrow. That would certainly not be for your benefit” (Hebrews 13:17). For those who have direct contact with these leaders, also think about what your own actions are and if you are doing as they say so that they can give praise to the Lord, rather than pray with sorrow. If there are any changes that need to be made, make them quickly! And don’t forget to contact the people in your lives that made a difference. They’ll be thankful you did.