“Now if your experience of Christ’s encouragement and love means anything to you, if you have known something of the fellowship of his Spirit, and all that it means in kindness and deep sympathy, do make my best hope for you come true! Live together in harmony, live together in love, as though you had only one mind and one spirit between you.” (Philippians 2: 1-2, J.B. Phillips New Testament)
Paul had high hopes for his fellow disciples of Christ. He felt deeply that the understanding, comfort, peace, and uplift that his followers found in the Christ-Truth, should not stop with a personal sense of salvation and well-being. If the great blessing of divine Love meant anything to them, it must mean that conscious, conscientious peace must be practiced.
To be Christ-like and to have an honest gratitude for God and His graceful purpose, we must cherish His Truth. We must agree with His law of oneness, of harmony, and every day and in all ways make this practical in our lives. We must realize and claim that One Mind and leave no one out of its embrace. We must dwell in peace with others, bringing Jesus’s teachings of God into our lives and by doing so, witness healing for all.
There is no stinginess in Love. We can’t make exceptions to our caring and expectations for good. We must adore God and our own blessings enough to be faithful to Him, to infinite, perfect Love. Our One Mind must be obeyed as One Mind and in this understanding all shall “live together in love!”
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