Imitating Donaldina Cameron (and other saints)

I am not writing this to make you ashamed, but to admonish you as my beloved children. For though you might have ten thousand guardians in Christ, you do not have many fathers. Indeed, in Christ Jesus I became your father through the gospel. I appeal to you, then, be imitators of me. – 1 Corinthians 4:14-16

Who do we strive to imitate, and why?  Ms. Donaldina Cameron, Presbyterian mission worker, is one of my heroic saints in the faith for many reasons, one being that I can almost credit her for my existence, because exactly 100 years ago today she successfully advocated for my grandmother’s release from immigration detention on Angel Island. Reuniting with her husband, grandma gave birth to my Mom and, well, the rest is history…at least my little history. For this, I am forever indebted. Continue reading