Spiritual Practice

Numero Uno

Von Mitchell

In our self-centered society, it’s easy to show disrespect and to ignore common courtesy. We often step on one another as we try to get ahead in life, always looking out for Number One. Sadly, this behavior is nothing new. yet it’s not the way we should behave as Christians. Jesus respected and loved everyone, even those who crucified him. If we are to be like Christ, then we need to recover the practices of respect and courtesy. Instead of stepping on one another, let’s do all we can to be Christ to one another.


Philippians 2:3-11 reminds us to look after the interests of others.

SHOW SOME R-E-S-P-E-C-T: I have never met a person who was worse off for saying thank you or for carrying out a simple act of gratitude, such as clearing off the table after a meal. These common acts of courtesy don’t take much energy or time. So I’m challenging all devozine readers to make a genuine effort to be more courteous. Will you accept the challenge?


—from devozine (July/August 2010). Copyright © 2010 by The Upper Room®. All rights reserved.

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