It took a year to read the Bible, then almost 9 months to read the Apocrypha. Now, I'm going to try to offer reflections on the Narrative Lectionary. But, I won't be posting daily--at least, for a while.

Friday, October 3, 2008

Loss and Gain, Reflection on Philippians 3:4b-9

Compare this passage with 2:5-11. Christ Jesus was in the form of God but emptied himself, taking the form of a slave, being born as a human. He humbled himself and, in his obedience, accepted death on a cross.

Paul recounts his achievements and his status. Yet he is giving up those because they are no longer valuable to him. Knowing Christ Jesus is better than any thing else he has achieved.

Moreover, this achievement is not restricted to Jews only.

Lectio Divina: Philippians 3:8

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