In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus:
Who, being in very nature God,
did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage;
rather, he made himself nothing
by taking the very nature of a servant,
being made in human likeness.
And being found in appearance as a man,
he humbled himself
by becoming obedient to death— even death on a cross!
Have this mind
Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus, who took human form and humbled himself in service and obedience to God, even to death on a cross.
Paul’s description of Christ’s humility talks both about his identity and his work. Jesus shows the path we should choose, following the Father’s will, not our own. How often do we look for direction or guidance in our everyday lives?
I was blessed to take a pilgrimage to Israel a few years ago. As we continue our journey through Holy Week, I reflect on this time with more meaning and connection having walked where Jesus walked, viewed the many places where he preached and performed miracles and stood near the Garden of Gethsemane where he prayed to his father to take the cup from him.
My faith and relationship with God has been forever changed. As we live in a very uncertain time, how do you view the choice Jesus made?