Have the same mindset as Christ Jesus: Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage; rather, he made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to death—even death on a cross! Philippians 2:5-8
When I read the gospels leading up to the time of Jesus’ crucifixion, I cringe because I visualize the soldiers torturing Him and tearing off His garments. The reality of Jesus suffering sinks in. I can only imagine the pain and humiliation He endured being exposed like that. Yet, He suffered for us with grace and compassion.
Many of us reacted the same way to the news this week of the brutal act of terrorism in Brussels. In the face of so much suffering, help me to be compassionate and never give in to indifference or cynicism.
This Holy week, let’s work harder to be models of His life of love and compassion to everyone around us.