Humility can come through mutual service that provides meals to those who are suffering, visits the sick and does not neglect them, and provides food to the hungry. Humility offers such acts of kindness not just for those we like or who we feel deserve such acts but to anyone with whom we are connected in Christ. We do such humble acts for those with whom we disagree as well as for those who always seem to agree with us. Humility enables us to live together in such a way that others see our life as something different from what they have come to expect in the world and to do so fueled by joy.
—Max O. Vincent, Because of This I Rejoice: Reading Philippians During Lent (Upper Room Books, 2018)
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Finally, all of you, have unity of spirit, sympathy, love for one another, a tender heart, and a humble mind.
—1 Peter 3:8 (NRSV)
Prayer for the Week
God, I give thanks for all you have done, are doing, and will do. Because of this, I rejoice.
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