Philippians 2 (NIV)
1 If you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any fellowship with the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, 2 then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and purpose. 3 Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves. 4 Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others.
I had two meetings yesterday with guys who were like-minded. It was incredibly encouraging. I have been preoccupied with some of the immediacy of life and lost focus and that which is truly important. Spending time with these new friends helped to take my focus off of the immediate and helped me remember my passion for that which is important and eternal.
As I turn to this passage and look at what the body of Christ, the Church is supposed to look like, I can only wonder what effectiveness we would have if we really lived this out. And like the great song “Let there be peace on earth and let it begin with me.”