Today it is sunny out. Beautiful blue colors grace the sky today. It’s one of those days that i feel blessed. Blessed to have the life that I do, to know the people I do, to be a child of the Lord… I am truly blessed! It is memorial day so I also reflect upon how i am blessed to be in this free country because of those who have fought for that freedom. Wow. Therefore if you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any common sharing in the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, 2 then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and of one mind. 3 Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, 4 not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others. 5 In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus: 6 Who, being in very nature[a] God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage; 7 rather, he made himself nothing by taking the very nature[b] of a servant, being made in human likeness. 8 And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to death— even death on a cross! 9 Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, 10 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, 11 and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. I read this passage today and it is an encouragement to choose love. If you love you are willing to put others first and lay down your own will and selfishness. So often I put my will first. I want to follow my routines or have life go a certain way, or even see a certain number on a scale… but do these things really matter? So much of my energy is spent serving myself. Imagine if I spent all of that energy serving others from m love of God? Imagine that? Well… that’s the life that I want to life yet miss by so much. Help me God to choose love.