Imitate me, then, just as I imitate Christ. 1 Corinthians 11:1
Imitate me then, just as I imitate Christ is the principle of St. Paul. His life reflected the beauty of Christ’s love bearing fruit of the Holy Spirit; love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, humility and self control.
He considered himself as a servant of Christ Jesus and an apostle chosen and called by God to preach his Good News.
In all his letters to all the churches that he established, he used to greet them with the grace and peace of the Lord Jesus Christ. His greetings showed his love, care and concern for the believers. In the beginning of most of his letters to the believers in all churches, he started with prayer of thanksgiving.
After his conversion, his ambition had always been just to proclaim the Good News in places where Christ had not been heard of especially to the gentiles.
In his letters to all the churches that were in his love and concern, he gave a lot of teaching regarding, righteousness, new life, leadership, responsibility and strong emphasis on faith as vessels of God.
Paul who imitated Christ in his life lived a righteous life running towards the goal for which Christ Jesus had already won him to himself. There was no looking back but running straight towards to win the prize of faithfulness for being a servant and an apostle for the kingdom of God.
The greatest imitation is to live like Christ Jesus.