Again, the important distinction between emulation and mere imitation must be made clear. Imitation is a counterfeit form of emulation. Imitators do not take the time and energy required to learn what constitutes the soul of those they admire. They merely rifle through their bag of tricks, confusing technique with essence.... Mere imitation is hazardous to your soul.

source: Robin Meyers, The Virtue In The Vice p 41 tags: Discipleship