I haven't posted in well over a year, but I don't have a better place to put this thought, so here goes.
A FEW THOUGHTS INSPIRED BY Philippians
We already know that if God were a man, he would be made keenly aware by way of devotion and study of the greater story of the glory of God and of his unique place within it, therefore making the most of his time. He would leverage his resources to bring redemption to every situation that happened to intersect his small, mortal body. He would be the fulfillment of the virtuous man of whom Aristotle often spoke (better than he knew). In the Philippian hymn, we see Jesus as stand unwavering in
the face of death (courage), restraining his entitlement to equality with God
(temperance), and instead expressing a calculated resolve (prudence) to redeem
humanity before God (justice).
We would do well to allow this destined second nature to be formed in us with fear and trembling as we remember our place in Christ and his story and endeavor to respond as his images in the garden city.