A nice translation of Philippians 2:1-4 from the Message.
“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.”
I’ve recently been feeling the hurt of disunity in the Body in working with other Christians. “I’ll never serve with Him.” “She is so fake.” “I can’t stand them.” Piercing words that speak volumes. Why is it so hard to love each other?