Philippians 2:1-8 TLB
Is there any such thing as Christians cheering each other up? Do you love me enough to want to help me? Does it mean anything to you that we are brothers in the Lord, sharing the same Spirit? Are your hearts tender and sympathetic at all? [2] Then make me truly happy by loving each other and agreeing wholeheartedly with each other, working together with one heart and mind and purpose. [3] Don’t be selfish; don’t live to make a good impression on others. Be humble, thinking of others as better than yourself. [4] Don’t just think about your own affairs, but be interested in others, too, and in what they are doing. [5] Your attitude should be the kind that was shown us by Jesus Christ, [6] who, though he was God, did not demand and cling to his rights as God, [7] but laid aside his mighty power and glory, taking the disguise of a slave and becoming like men. [8] And he humbled himself even further, going so far as actually to die a criminal’s death on a cross.