It is normally a good thing when people say you look like a celebrity, but not for one Nashville man. Recently, Nathan Blankenship was kicked out of a Kenny Chesney concert for looking too much like Kenny Chesney.
Apparently, he looked so much like Kenny that fans were photographing him and having their pictures taken with him, thus creating quite a stir. A security guard forced the concert attendee to leave because “higher-ups” thought he was creating too much confusion. Since being kicked out of the event, he has received apologies from Kenny Chesney, Sony Records, and the Concert Promoter saying that he is welcome to attend the next concert.
As I thought about that story, I wondered if there is a person in this world who looks like me? We often are told we look like a parent, a sibling, or our own children. We might even look like someone famous, but whom should we strive to resemble?
The Apostle Paul told the Corinthian Christians to “be imitators of me, just as I also am of Christ” (1 Cor. 11:1).
In other words, Scripture was saying it is a good thing to look, talk, and act like Paul because his main goal in life was to look, talk, and act like Christ.
Remember, it is a compliment when people say you mirror Christ.
Have a Blessed Day!
John Mark Caton, Ph.D