“Let the same mind be in you that was in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not regard equality with God as something to be exploited, but emptied himself, taking the form of a slave, being born in human likeness.  And being found in human form, he humbled himself and became obedient to the point of death— even death on a cross” (Philippians 2:5-8).  We come now to the conclusion of our Lenten journey.  And in doing so, we discover one of the Church’s oldest and most profound hymn.  There is enough here for dozens of reflections.  I’ll offer two.  First, the very heart of God is revealed here.  God is willing to submit himself to us at our worst, in order that we might be changed into something (someone) far better than we could imagine.  My second thought follows closely on that.  Paul tells us to have the very same mind as Christ.  That is, you and I through God’s action may be transformed.  We too may become servants to others so that they also might know what true glory is; what true power is: humble service.  I hope that your Holy Week is one in which you will be amazed in a new way by God’s unchanging grace.

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