I was looking at this today.
Philippians 2 (NLT)
Have the Attitude of Christ
2 Is there any encouragement from belonging to Christ? Any comfort from his love? Any fellowship together in the Spirit? Are your hearts tender and compassionate? 2 Then make me truly happy by agreeing wholeheartedly with each other, loving one another, and working together with one mind and purpose.
3 Don’t be selfish; don’t try to impress others. Be humble, thinking of others as better than yourselves. 4 Don’t look out only for your own interests, but take an interest in others, too.
5 You must have the same attitude that Christ Jesus had.
6 Though he was God,[a]
he did not think of equality with God
as something to cling to.
7 Instead, he gave up his divine privileges[b];
he took the humble position of a slave[c]
and was born as a human being.
When he appeared in human form,[d]
8 he humbled himself in obedience to God
and died a criminal’s death on a cross.
It made me think is my heart tender and compassionate?
What is the mark of such a heart?
Being like Christ, “3 Don’t be selfish; don’t try to impress others. Be humble, thinking of others as better than yourselves. 4 Don’t look out only for your own interests, but take an interest in others, too.”
I fail on this some of the time, other times I do ok, or at least I think I do.
Then I thought about our society, how does it do with this?
Do we as a society give up our privileges, or do we want to hold on to what we have?
Are we after more than equality? or are we happy with being a worker a slave?
Are you, am I a person who wants to impress others, who thinks they are more important than others? Or who only cares about there own interests.
I hope this is not true for any of you and also for me, however it can be seen in the world around us.
Gaza and Israel are prominent news at the moment, are both of them being humble, thinking of others, or are both groups of leaders only trying to impress and care about there own interests?
Jesus came so we could all have new life and He showed us how by thinking of others first and loving our enemy and neighbour as ourselves. Do I do You, does Israel and Hamas?
If we all lived like this do you think it would change the world?