Tuesday, April 30, 2013

The Attitude of Christ


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Adopt the attitude that was in Christ Jesus:

Though he was in the form of God,
he did not consider being equal with God something to exploit.
But he emptied himself
by taking the form of a slave
and by becoming like human beings.
When he found himself in the form of a human,
he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of
death, even death on a cross.
  Philippians 2:5-8
Living sacrificially is difficult to do. We want to look out for ourselves and to assert our rights. We think little of the rights of others if they interfere with what we consider our rights.

Fortunately for us, Jesus did not think as we do. Jesus, although equal to God, lowered himself to our level that we might be able to be elevated to his. He did not lower himself and become mired in the human condition, but reaching out pulled us up. 
How can we become a servant?  how can we serve others?  How can we serve God?  Are you willing to surrender your "rights" for the sake of God?

1 comment:

emerson andrew said...

Officially, the shroud in which it is assumed that Jesus was wrapped after the crucifixion appears immediately on the scene in 1357, year in which Jeanne de Vergy, the widow Knight Geoffroi de Charny (killed at the Battle of Poitiers in September 13, 1356), finds among goods deceased husband and expose him in the abbey of Lirey, France