Dear sisters and brothers in Christ
Greetings! As the weeks go by in this strangest of years it sometimes is difficult to know what to write next. I certainly want to offer hope and share something that is encouraging in the midst of a difficult time. On of the great things about sharing things about our Christian faith is we can do just that.
In our reading from the Letter to the Philippians what really struck me there apart from the exquisite and poetic verses around the nature of who Jesus is and what he has done, is the verse, “Let the same mind be in you that was in Christ Jesus.” Having the mind of Christ on the one hand seems almost impossible, but in prayer and reflection, as we study his life and ministry and how he went about it, we can discover something of Jesus mind.
What might the mind of Christ encourage us to be and do:
* Live humbly—”Though he was in the form of God he did not regard equality with God.” * Give generously—”He emptied himself, taking the form of a slave.”
* Live each day with purpose—Just as Jesus went about his ministry, so we are called to a continual sharing of his life. To seek the Lord in not only belieiving but living faith in a way that gives witness to God’s love and life.
May you ,journey well & safely with Christ this week.
Father Ian is the parish priest of St Paul's Anglican Church & St John's Malmsbury and is the team leader with the Central Highlands Cluster.