All of you, be like-minded, be sympathetic, love one another, be compassionate and humble. Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult. On the contrary, repay evil with blessing, because to this you were called. (1 Peter 3:8–9, NIV 2011).
My Musings – “Like-minded.” Not just any mindset, mind you. “In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus…He made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant.” (Philippians 2:5, 7, NIV 2011). This is foundational, setting the stage for sympathy, loving-kindness, compassion, humility, and the ability to bear with the evil and insults that are directed at us. Having the mindset of Christ will transform us into having the heart of Christ — “the very nature of a servant.” To this, we are called.
My Advice – The pandemic challenged us all. We had no choice in…
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