If you’ve gotten anything at all out of following Christ,
If His love has made any difference in your life,
If being in a community of the Spirit means anything to you,
If you have a heart,
If you care – then do me a favor:
Agree with each other, love each other, be deep-spirited friends.
Don’t push your way to the front; don’t sweet-talk your way to the top.
Put yourself aside, and help others get ahead.
Don’t be obsessed with getting your own advantage.
Forget yourselves long enough to lend a helping hand.
~ Philippians 2:1-4, The Message Bible