Therefore if there is any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any affection and mercy, 2 fulfill my joy by being like-minded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind. 3 Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself. 4 Let each of you look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others.” ―Philippians 2:1-4
Too often the attitude is: “Let’s compromise; we’ll do it my way” (and if we’re not going to do my way, then I’ll stay home, or I’ll pout). Paul’s exhortation (or admonition) to “be of one mind” is, however, one of the many calls in the Bible for us to be unified; to actually live in a state of communion (now how mature is that?). This is far more than some idealistic, unattainable goal of the Christian community; it’s a practical call for real sacrifice and love. It’s really not all about me. We’re frequently waiting for the BIG opportunity to deny ourselves when the occasion that matters most is right before us. Doing the little thing now is what will prepare us to do the big thing later. Walk across the room and talk to someone. Invite them over. Take them for coffee. Offer to help with the chore. Send them a card. Do something for someone…anyone...do it today!