|My parents & our extended family minus 17!|
Recently I was part of a group picture.
One person out of maybe thirty-one people.
Guess who I looked for first when the picture was sent to me?
Have YOU ever done that?
Not only did I look for myself,
I breathed a sigh of relief that my eyes weren't closed.
Then I did a really embarrassing thing to admit.
I zoomed in.
(Don't you DARE!)
Anyhow...this whole exercise made me realize how self-centered I am.
How quickly I look out for myself.
How much I need the reminder of Philippians 2:1-4:
If you've gotten anything at all out of following Christ,
if his love has made any difference in your life,
if being in a community of the Spirit means anything to you,
if you have a heart, if you care— then do me a favor:
Agree with each other, love each other, be deep-spirited friends.
Don't push your way to the front; don't sweet-talk your way to the top.
Put yourself aside, and help others get ahead.
Don't be obsessed with getting your own advantage.
Forget yourselves long enough to lend a helping hand.