What kind of a person do you want to be remembered as? When people meet you, what do they say? Maybe you are kind, a good listener, helpful for others. Maybe you're impatient, very fast-paced and busy. Maybe you're a person who buries their nose in a book as often as they can. All of these things are okay. However, each of us is given desire, longing, hope as a part of being Human. We are always searching for who we want to be, where we are meant to go. I myself am still figuring out what career path will best suit me. Things like this can be parts of what define our character as people, individual people. However, can people tell the difference if you believe and are actively living a good Christian life? They should be able to right?
Today's Second Reading states: 'who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in human form he humbled himself and became obedient unto death, even death on a cross. Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name which is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father' (Philippians 2:6-11).
In today's Second Reading, we read about how God cannot be grasped by the human mind, and even makes us confused by taking the form a servant, someone who is humble and suffers the cross for all humanity: Jesus. We want to learn to be good, to live the best life we can. We try to seek God, and the best way we can do this is through learning more about and following the teachings of His Son, Jesus. Take some time to think about who you are as a person. Ask God to help you represent a good Christian, to be like Christ, and to be sacrificial for others. When we try to be like Jesus, we will find the most good and become closer to God than we could ever hope.
Today's prayer comes from 'Christians TT' a prayer to be like Christ:
Almighty Father, Creator of the universe, I approach Your Heavenly Gates with a grateful heart. I bless Your Holy Name and submit the honor and praise that is due unto You. Beautiful Lord, I was created in your image, fearfully and wonderfully made to be the light in this dark world. Father please guide me in a plain path of righteousness according to Your will and glory. You are the Omnipotent Potter and I am the clay. Shape me, mold me, use me and fill me each and everyday to become more like Christ. Amen.