If we were what we profess to be, and what we should be

(Charles Spurgeon)

"When they saw the courage of Peter and John and realized that they were unschooled, ordinary men — they were astonished and they took note that these men had been with Jesus!" Acts 4:13
 
A Christian should be a striking likeness of Jesus Christ. You have read "Lives of Christ" — beautifully and eloquently written. But the best life of Christ is His living biography, written out in the words and actions of His people.

If we were what we profess to be, and what we should be — we would be pictures of Christ! Yes, such striking likenesses of Him that the world would, when they once beheld us, exclaim, "He has been with Jesus! He has been taught of Him! He is like Him! He has caught the very idea of the holy Man of Nazareth, and he works it out in his life and everyday actions!"

"He who says he abides in Him — ought himself also to walk just as He walked." 1 John 2:6