das Vorbild

One of the interesting things about life in Germany is listening to a German-language sermon each Sunday. Last Sunday was devoted to the Holy Family–Jesus, Mary, and Joseph–and Father spoke at length about what a wonderful Vorbild that family is for us. Das Bild is a picture, photo, or likeness, and vor means before or in front of. So das Vorbild is the picture set in front of you. Das Vorbild is an example.

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