We are all called to imitate the character of Jesus Christ. The fundamental test of discipleship is not statements of objectives or declarations of noble purpose (as genuine as these may be doctrinal); it is likeness to the Master. Following whom? Disciple of whom? How much is evident? When people see us, do they see Christ? Someone once said that the mark of a true Christian is that, if the neighbours accused him or her of being a follower of Jesus, would there be enough evidence to sustain a conviction? Someone else said that the mark of a true Christian is that he or she is prepared to give their parrot to the town gossip. Christians are called to fulfill God’s purpose by imitating Jesus. If this occurs, everything else will fall into place.