The Mind of Christ: Your Thoughts?

Friends, I am working on a post about the following quote. I have been sick this week and am taking time to rest. In the meantime, I’m curious to hear your response to this prayer:

Bestow on us the mind of Christ that we neither think more highly of ourselves than we ought to think,

Nor deprecate ourselves in unbelief, calling common what you have called clean.

From the Deaconess Litany

Do one or both of these concerns resonate with you? How so? In what way, if any, do you think they are similar? What else comes to mind when you read this prayer?

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2 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Hermano Grande on May 15, 2013 at 11:50 pm

    The biggest thing that sticks out to me is “the mind of Christ” on which both follow up petitions are modifiers. The first is a plea for humility as we acknowledge that we are not God and the second highlights the glory that is ours as God’s people. This entire prayer is built on the incarnation and atonement of Jesus. I rather like it because it points us to relationships: to God, to ourselves and to others.

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