I’ve heard it said in church circles that a congregation will begin to take on some of the characteristics of their clergy leader. Favorite sayings, attitudes, a general view of the world – all these attributes have a certain contagious quality to them.
When I was a musician it was noted that the same was true for music students. A favorite teacher was carefully watched and mannerisms were copied.
We human beings are vulnerable to all kinds of behavioral suggestion, from our parents to our peers; from our pastors to our politicians. It has even been said that people begin to resemble their pets if they are together for a long enough time.
It’s something to remember as folks go to the polls to vote today. The people we vote for might have a pull on us we don’t immediately recognize. That’s why it’s important to keep your eyes on Jesus. Regardless of who you vote for, he is the one truly worth following – and imitating.
A blessed “super” Tuesday.