Is Jesus like Joe?

Tony Campolo tells a story about Joe, the town drunk, who was converted in a street outreach mission. Following his conversion everything changed. Joe would spend his days at the mission, doing whatever needed to be done. To those hardened men, Joe became the very expression of God’s love. One evening, at the end of a church service, one of the men came forward and knelt at the communion table and began to pray out loud that God would help him change. He kept saying over and over again, ‘Oh God, make me like Joe!’ The preacher leaned over and said, ‘Son, wouldn’t it be better if you prayed make me like Jesus?’ The man looked up with an inquisitive expression and asked, ‘Is He like Joe?’
The greatest achievement is when people look at us and think they see Jesus .

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