Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children; and walk in love, just as Christ also loved you and gave Himself up for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God as a fragrant aroma.
New American Standard Bible, 1995 Edition
These two verses that give us such insight when we combine it with the other things that Paul has talked about already (and will talk about after). Children imitate their parents, and St. Paul reminds us that we are children of God and should do the same.
But how does this work? And is it easy to imitate God in a country or world that continually tells us to “be yourself” or “embrace yourself.”