Do not seek your own interest, but rather that of others. Philippians 2:4
Paul advised us in this letter in the name of Christ to hear it as the voice of love of the same spirit capable of mercy and compassion. Imitate the humility of Jesus so that what was seen in Christ Jesus be seen in us : Though being divine in nature, he did not claim in fact equality with God, but emptied himself, taking on the nature of a servant, made in human likeness, and in his appearance found as a man. He humbled himself by being obedient to death, death on the cross. (Philippians 2:6-8)
Paul addressed the Philipian believers the secret of Christian life together : Humility, not doing anything through rivalry or vain conceit. He proposed the example of Christ : his path from God to man, from rich to poor, first to last and master to servant.
Jesus did not claim equality with God : the mystery of the Son of God who becomes a mortal man gives up God’s glory although he could have preserved it even in his human life. The Lord Jesus desired to identify with the most humble, the most afflicted and the most despised. Such were Jesus’ attitudes and they must be those of his followers, the Christians. Our desire to identify with the most humble to share with them, is the guideline of a true evangelical life subject to misery and limitations, a way of being reduced to nothingness. A light among them, like stars in the universe, holding to the word of life.
Giving ourselves to God and others.