What the people want is very simple. They want an America as good as its promise.
~ Barbara Jordan
Think of yourselves the way Christ Jesus thought of himself. He had equal status with God but didn’t think so much of himself that he had to cling to the advantages of that status no matter what. Not at all. When the time came, he set aside the privileges of deity and took on the status of a slave, became human! Having become human, he stayed human. It was an incredibly humbling process. He didn’t claim special privileges. Instead, he lived a selfless, obedient life and then died a selfless, obedient death—and the worst kind of death at that—a crucifixion.
~ Philippians 2:5-8 (The Message)
Many lawyers have crossed my path this week. All in suits. Some full of their positions, some with a great sense of humor, some good teachers, some a great composition of what they think it should look like. All representing the law, what is right and justice. There is one that stood out because he took the time to explain, answer questions, tell us a little about himself. He gave up the persona and just spoke from his heart. And he was heard by a widely diverse group of people who are all there to serve and do the right thing.
Remember who you are as you approach another. Jesus knew who he was, yet he was able to live as one of us, show mercy, be angry, and speak from his heart- in truth and with love. If I could sometimes stop working on our strategy and just speak from my own heart, so much more might be accomplished and the listener might be able to hear the voice of God shining through. If I only could keep my eyes fixed on Jesus.
Lord, help me to keep my eyes fixed on you.
Because of Him,
Fix My Eyes