Tuesday, February 5, 2008

February 5, 2008

Instead of being motivated by selfish ambition or vanity, each of you should, in humility, be moved to treat one another as more important than yourself. Each of you should be concerned not only about your own interests, but about the interests of others as well. You should have the same attitude toward one another that Christ Jesus had, who though he existed in the form of God did not regard equality with God as something to be grasped...
Philippians 2:3-6

Look to Christ. Look at what He did. Have His attitude. As Christ's servants, imitate Him. One of the best modern examples of someone who practiced self-denial is Mother Theresa. This woman impresses me. She worked with the poorest of India's poor – the destitute, the dying, the lepers, the tiny babies abandoned on garbage heaps. She, and her helpers, spent hours every day washing sick and dying bodies, cleaning toilets, cutting away rotting flesh, emptying bedpans. And, at night she didn't go home to riches; she lived a life of poverty. In the name of Christ she lived a life of self-denial.

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