Occasionally, we will reprint prior devotions that now reflect on the coming lectionary texts. This is a reprint from a devotion originally published on December 29, 2013.
Reading: Philipians 2: 3-4 (Click to read text)
Reflection: A friend of mine once told me that if I learned nothing else from him, I should learn this: “Selfish desires get you nowhere.” As I think back over the time that has passed since he told me that, I realized that he did give me some valuable advice. I have remembered what he told me many times and have used it on more than one occasion.
It’s human nature to be selfish. Sometimes it is hard to realize that we can’t always have what we want. Most people want more. They can’t settle for less.
Sometimes we have to remember to share. It can be tough, but if we remember to share, we can not only enjoy what we have, but we can also allow someone else to enjoy it, too. -- Chad Hershberger, Camp Mount Luther Director
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