As a Unitarian Christian, my biggest aim is to be just like Jesus. Jesus is our ultimate teacher, and we can learn a lot from his in the Gospels.
For one, he was self-sacrificing. He gave up his life in love. He carried all our sins with us to that cross, so that we can be redeemed at baptism.
While I believe we can fall from grace, it is ultimately by grace that we are saved at all! Christ did so much for us, and we will never be able to repay him. All we can do is follow Him!
nd, he called out hypocrisy. When the Pharisees and religious leaders were self-centered and full of pride, he called out to them to be humble. He called out them to worship God and love their neighbor as themselves. Instead of sitting at the head of the table, he asked them to sit at a lower seat until the Son would exalt them himself. Jesus even flipped tables to call out wrong-doing and hypocrisy in the name of the Father.
Third, he loved. He cherished each of disciples and followers, and blessed them and asked them to have faith. It all starts with faith. With faith, you must care for the orphan, the oppressed, the hurt.
Be like the Son!
Alleluia and Amen!