“So if there is any encouragement in Christ, any comfort from love, any participation in the Spirit, any affection and sympathy, complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind… Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus…” - Phil. 2: 1-2, 5
Community is hard! (Just think of groups you’ve been part of before – teams, clubs, committees…) Community with people who are really different from us is even harder. But that’s the call we hear from God in this passage – learn how to do real community. Learn how to live in “full accord,” in true unity.
Here at City Church, we want to grow into that call. As our mission statement goes, we want to be a “multi-everything community of people who hear and respond to Jesus, and help others do the same.” We truly, deeply desire to develop a Christ-like way of thinking and being and the community that comes with it.
How do you personally respond to this call? Spend a few quiet moments this morning asking Jesus to help you notice, gently, the parts of you that come alive in response to this invitation, and the parts of you that shrink away. Take comfort and be encouraged that he sees and loves you just as you are; invite him to help you this week to develop a mindset more like his.