Monday, November 24, 2014

Philippians 2:20-21 -- On Thinking Outside the Mental Box

"For I have no man likeminded, who will naturally care for your state.
For all seek their own, not the things which are Jesus Christ’s."
Philippians 2:20-21

This is an interesting side comment by Paul about the selfishness of humanity in general.  What I like about it is how our selfishness is juxtaposed with Christ.  That seeking Christ is the opposite of selfishness.  Not that we aren't also encircled in that love, but that it is a generous and open love without walls or exclusivity.  God welcomes in anyone who will accept him, and teaches us a better way... a way to escape our own pettiness.  A way to think outside the box of our own heads, and open up and truly care about others.
Today, even though we naturally seek our own, let's work on opening up and caring... seeking the things which are Jesus Christ's.

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