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Are We Called to Be … Mirror Twins of Jesus? John 1:43-51

Are We Called to Be … Mirror Twins of Jesus?

We are not called to be like Jesus. We are called to be his disciples. And that’s a big difference.

Twins. We know all about them. While not rare, they’re not common either. So we’re fascinated. We might even name a professional sports team from the upper Midwest with the twin metaphor, i.e., the Minnesota Twins baseball team. We know Twins, the movie with the governor of California and Danny DeVito. When we screw up, we excuse ourselves by saying it must have been our “evil twin” that did it — whatever “it” was.

Twins are usually proud of their twin-ness. In fact many organizations exist that celebrate twins. One such group, The International Twins Association, was organized by and for twins in 1934. It’s a nonprofit, family-oriented organization to promote the spiritual, intellectual and social welfare of twins and multiples throughout the world.

Twins come in many varieties. One of the most interesting is mirror twins — a subset of identical twins, but these twins are not only identical, they mirror each other. If one is right-handed, the other is left-handed. If one has a...

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