If you can find any encouragement in Christ,
any comfort in God’s love,
any fellowship in the Holy Spirit,
any compassion and any mercy anywhere,
you’ll bring joy to the Family of God
by having the same mind,
the same love,
the same loving thoughts
to unite your hearts.
Instead of focusing only on yourself
and the attention you might like,
focus on other people and their needs.
Then you’ll see – really see –
and look out for others
Christ Jesus looks out
with His love for you.
prayer-a-phrase of Philippians 2:1-5
from Mary's new book What the Bible Says About Love