Sunday, October 13, 2019

Life in three steps

After Philippians 2:5-11

What is this life
what is the definition that
cuts away the fluff and
the adverbial adjectives,
that brings the truth
forward into the light? It
begins with equality – 
the idea that equality is
not to be grasped, not
to be sought. That’s step 
one. Step two: empty self 
of self, allow it to drain 
away, self replaced by 
servanthood, service, 
serving others, with serve
being the opposite of self.
Step three: humility, not
without a point or purpose,
but to be obedient, sitting
in the lifelong classroom
called obedience. Like
the author of good news,
we give up the right
to be right.

Photograph by Jake Hills via Unsplash. Used with permission.

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