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.
Reflection – Mary Carol Tazewell
To empty one’s self is to let go of our predispositions towards self, others, and the world. We invite our egos, our likes and aversions, our comparisons, and our truths to dissipate. We create space for the Spirit to infuse her love, forgiveness, and compassion into our very being. Only then do we become true servants, the eyes, the ears, the hands, and the feet of the Divine. We open ourselves to a way of being that reflects the Divine within and recognizes and honors the Divine in others.
As we enter these last days of Lent, imagine emptying yourself, leaning into radical humility, and filling yourself with a yearning to radiate the love and goodness of the Divine.