Sunday, May 17, 2009

Meditation: Philippians 3:7-11

From Philippians 3:7-11:
But whatever was to my profit I now consider loss for the sake of Christ. What is more, I consider everything a loss compared to the surpassing greatness of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them rubbish, that I may gain Christ and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ-- the righteousness that comes from God and is by faith. I want to know Christ and the power of his resurrection and the fellowship of sharing in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, and so, somehow, to attain to the resurrection from the dead.
Life is a matter of perspective. No matter what happens, you can always look at it as a positive or a negative. Looking through the lens of Christ provides a unique perspective-- you can never be truly worthy of what you've been given, but you can try. To know Christ is a fulfilling goal. Christ is personal, not distant-- I happen to think that a god who loved his creation enough to come down and be part of it for a while is worth knowing, and that kind of love is worth imitating to the best of our human abilities.

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