Scripture: Philippians 2:1-11
Journal: How are you trying to make yourself something these days? What would it look like to make yourself nothing? Will you?
Reflection: Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus: Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped, but made himself nothing. . . ." (Philippians 2:5-7, NIV)
When I try to make myself something, I am no longer following the Jesus who "made himself nothing" and calls me to do the same.
Closing Prayer: Jesus, the life you call us to is so completely opposite from the life the world tries to draw us into. The world says climb up, while you say journey downward. The world says be the greatest, while you say be the least. The world says ascend to the heights, while you say descend to the depths. The world says be something, while you say make yourself nothing. Lord Jesus, give us the grace to follow you, wherever you may lead. Amen.