In Philippians 2 we read that Jesus was compassionate, comforting, tender, and joyful. We are to be these things too. We are also called to be humble and to consider the interests and needs of others over our own. Christ’s ultimate example of humility came in being obedient to death on the cross – for you and me, for everybody.
In our faith journey we grow more and more into who God called us to be. As we grow in our relationship with Christ, we become more like Him. Whereas it used to be easy to say ‘no’ to someone in need, it now becomes harder as we grow to see them as He did – as a fellow child of God. In light of this, we seek to bring justice, dignity, and compassion to those in need. We begin to share in the work of He who loved us enough to die for us, joining Christ in His mission to bring all to the Father.
Scripture reference: Philippians 2: 1-13