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Think like Jesus and you'll be more likely to live like Him.

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What is best for the mind? Breadth and humility, for every good thing finds room in a broad, humble mind.

  - Colman mac Beognai, Aipgitir Chrabaid (Irish, 7th century)

Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus...

  - Philippians 2.5

How we think about the world, and the people we encounter in it each day, will determine in large part how we live in the world - and how we treat the people in it.

We have the mind of Christ (1 Cor. 2.16). We simply need to learn how to operate out of that frame of reference. "Have this mind among yourselves," Paul commands us, so that we will emulate the humility of Christ and serve others as He served us.

The essence of a Christian worldview consists in love for God and love for our neighbors. When we love as we should, nothing in our lives remains the same. Everything is changed. Everything glows with the indwelling presence of Christ, even down to the way we take our meals (1 Cor. 10.31).

But living this way depends on submitting to the perspective of Christ, seeing ourselves as servants to others, denying ourselves in order to meet the needs and nurture the souls of those around us.

Yes, of course it's hard work. It's like,well, let's see - carrying a cross on which you die daily to yourself. But if we can die to ourselves, Christ will live through us. If we can suppress our self-centered way of viewing the world, the mind of Christ may enlighten all our thoughts and plans, and we may actually end up showing Jesus to the world in lives of selfless caring and compassion.

Are you thinking like Jesus about the day ahead? The people you'll meet? The cross you will bear? Peter says we must get our minds in gear if we want to live for Jesus (1 Pet. 1.13). No time like the present.

Think like Jesus and you'll be more likely to live like Him.

We have the mind of Christ. Let that mind hold sway in your life!

T. M. Moore, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

T.M. Moore

T. M. Moore is principal of The Fellowship of Ailbe, a spiritual fellowship in the Celtic Christian tradition. He and his wife, Susie, make their home in the Champlain Valley of Vermont.
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