In this letter to the church at Philippi, humility is lifted as a character trait to be developed as we model both our individual and communal lives after Jesus. If Jesus has had any impact on our lives whatsoever, then the fruit of that is our concern for the well-being of those around us.
The hymn, “They’ll Know We Are Christians By Our Love,” reminds us that the mark of Christ in our life isn’t saying all the right words, doing all the right things, listening to the right music, belonging to the right group, having all the answers, etc. The evidence of Christ in our life is how well we love the people around us – not just the ones who we find easy to love, but especially the ones we find difficult. The evidence of Christ in our life is our ability to speak peace into conflict, to speak joy into despair, and to speak hope into desperation.
In prayer, commit yourself to showing your love for Christ in the way you think, speak, and act.