“a Lamp to my feet. a Light for my path.” – Philippians 2:1-11

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TODAY’S WORD…

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Is there any encouragement from belonging to Christ?

Any comfort from His love?

Any fellowship together in the Spirit?

Are your hearts tender and compassionate?

Then make me truly happy by agreeing wholeheartedly with each other,

loving one another,

and working together with one mind and purpose.

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Don’t be selfish;

don’t try to impress others.

Be humble, thinking of others as better than yourselves.

Don’t look out only for your own interests,

but take an interest in others, too.

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You must have the same attitude that Christ Jesus had.

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Though He was God,

He did not think of equality with God

as something to cling to.

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Instead, He gave up His divine privileges;

He took the humble position of a slave

and was born as a human being.

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When He appeared in human form,

He humbled Himself in obedience to God

and died a criminal’s death on a cross.

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Therefore, God elevated Him to the place of highest honour

and gave Him the name above all other names,

that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow,

in heaven and on earth and under the earth,

and every tongue declare that Jesus Christ is Lord,

to the glory of God the Father.

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– Philippians 2:1-11 (NLT)

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REFLECTION…

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Our Lord offers us a perfect example of humility.

Jesus Christ showed us the way Christian virtues should be practised.

He gives us the most wonderful example of humility and obedience

and we should all learn from Jesus’ attitude in His trials,

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Christ’s loving initiative merits a loving response on our part:

we should show that we desire to be one with Him,

for love seeks union, identification with the Beloved.

United to Christ, we will be drawn to imitate His life of dedication,

His unlimited love

and His sacrifice unto death.

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Jesus’ example also teaches us that we cannot attain the glory of Heaven

unless we understand the supernatural value of difficulties, ill-health and

suffering:

these are manifestations of Christ’s Cross present in our ordinary life.

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“We have to die to ourselves and be born again to a new life.

Jesus Christ obeyed in this way, even unto death on a cross (Ph 2:18);

that is why God exalted Him.

If we obey God’s will,

the cross will mean our own resurrection and exaltation.

Christ’s life will be fulfilled step by step in our own lives.

It will be said of us that we have tried to be good children of God,

who went about doing good

in spite of our weakness and personal shortcomings, no matter how many.” [1]

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REPETITIVE PRAYER FOR TODAY…

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Jesus, use me, inspire me, make me humble.

Let me love with Your great love.

Jesus, You are Lord!

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[1] St. Josemaria Escriva

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One Response to “a Lamp to my feet. a Light for my path.” – Philippians 2:1-11

  1. Mary Muscat says:

    Il-Kliem tal-Mulej huwa Spirtu u Hajja u ta Ghajnuna fil-mixja ta hajjitna.Grazzi.

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