Philippians 2:1-4 (from The Message Bible) reads:
If you’ve gotten anything at all out of following Christ, if his love has made any difference in your life, if being in a community of the Spirit means anything to you, if you have a heart, if you care- then do me a favor. Agree with each other, love each other, be deep-spirited friends. Don’t push your way to the front; don’t sweet talk your way to the top. Put yourself aside, and help others get ahead. Don’t be obsessed with getting your own advantage. forget yourselves long enough to lend a helping hand.
This speaks volumes all by itself, there isn’t much I can add to it except; let us as children of the Most High King act in a way that is pleasing to Him. Love one another as He loves us and show compassion towards one another. Be always ready with an encouraging word, ready to lift one another up and never to tear one another down. We are a church- a family of Christ; and only we can build it up.
V.L.S.-“Through all of my faults, my failures, and my imperfections; God will cover me afresh.”