Be of the same mind one toward another. Mind not high things, but condescend to men of low estate. Be not wise in your own conceits.
In the aforementioned Scripture, Paul gives us a good dose of compassion, humility, and service, all packaged into God-given emotions of love.
For many of us it’s not easy to associate with those who are considered less-than-perfect people.
Many years ago, evangelist Mike Adkins wrote a story about moving across the street from “Norman,” a man who was considered the town eccentric. He was strange, dirty, and a recluse. Over time, God called Mike to reach out and befriend the man, and not only that, but to bring him into his home and treat him like family.
IF AND WHEN YOU AND I ARE PLACED IN THE SAME SITUATION AS MIKE. WHAT WILL WE DO?
Love overcomes all differences between people.
Love calls us to live in harmony with others, setting aside our own desires.
Love is humble and compassionate toward those who may not look like us, talk like us, dress like us, and live like us.
FRIENDS, LOVE HELPS US SEE BEYOND OURSELVES AND REALIZE THAT IN GOD’S EYES WE ARE EQUALS.
Heavenly Father, thank you for teaching me to love and for giving me a perfect example through Jesus.