In this video Richard Town, an intercessory missionary here at the International House of Prayer of Kansas City, shares his heart and perspective on the reach for unity in the Church.
He reminds us there is a mindset that can be ours as believers: it’s the mind of Christ.
In Philippians 2, Jesus emptied Himself, taking the form of a servant, and became obedient even to death on a cross.
In 1 Peter 2, Jesus suffered, leading us in example. When He was criticized in very abusive manners, He did not respond in the same way but continued entrusting Himself to the One who judges justly.
When we consider Jesus, taking on His mindset and humility, we can stay at the table with each other.
Even when it hurts.
Even when things are said in ignorance.
Even we feel that people have done us wrong.
We can come to the table and be family with each other.
We take on servanthood and humility, choosing forgiveness in every single situation.
Because Jesus led the way. He did it before us. He showed us how.
We can kneel at the cross, and become like the One who entrusted Himself to the One who judges justly.
Father, release grace for Your family to be like Jesus.