In today’s first reading from Philippians we hear Paul’s instructions regarding how we should treat each other as disciples of Christ.
Brothers and sisters:
If there is any encouragement in Christ,
any solace in love,
any participation in the Spirit,
any compassion and mercy,
complete my joy by being of the same mind, with the same love,
united in heart, thinking one thing.
Do nothing out of selfishness or out of vainglory;
rather, humbly regard others as more important than yourselves,
each looking out not for his own interests,
but also everyone for those of others.
Paul recognized that love in Christ is made manifest in treating others with love, mercy and humility. What does that mean to us? It means that we should always make our priority to look out for the best interests of our neighbor instead of our own.
We must be unselfish.