“You became imitators of us and of the Lord; in spite of severe suffering, you welcomed the message with the joy given by the Holy Spirit.” – 1 Thessalonians 1:6
In films like Dead Poets Society and Good Will Hunting, Robin Williams proved time and time again that he was so much more than simply a comedic actor. In just a quick facial expression or a single word, Williams' was able to do impressions that captured the essence of his subjects, which encompassed everyone from his fellow Hollywood stars like Jack Nicholson and Christopher Walken to President Ronald Reagan.
It was on Saturday Night Live that Williams did a very memorable impression of the former President. Not only did he imitate Reagan’s speech patterns, but he also replicated Reagan’s mannerisms. He mimicked how Reagan would have answered a variety of questions if the President were wearing an earpiece and hearing the answers from a handler. In the comedy sketch, Williams bursts into his trademark “fast-paced” imitations of a variety of personalities as he supposedly heard interference in his earpiece from various police scanners and radio stations.
How much better it is to imitate Jesus Christ and godly believers. Today in prayer, praise the Lord for the example mature Christians have shown you and seek to be more like Jesus Christ in all that you do.
“Imitate Christ, who is supremely perfect and supremely holy, and you will never ere.” – John of the Cross
God’s Word: “Therefore I urge you to imitate me.” – 1 Corinthians 4:16