Philippians 2:1-5 “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.
In this ‘bonus’ last episode of season 1 of the podcast, Joe hosts a solo interview with his good friend Mike Selberg, who is of Native American heritage, to talk about unity and showing love to others.
A Call to Action to Love Others
This year has been a wakeup call to all of us. Our way of life has been disrupted by not only a pandemic but because of discord among us. The result of all of this seems to have almost left us more broken and hurt than the other way around.
What if it didn’t need be that way, though? What if we just saw a person and loved them? Jesus gave us a call to love one another…regardless of who they are, what they have done. No matter the color of their skin, their past history or where they live. Just show love.
A Call to Stop Being Offended When Others Correct You
We live in an interesting time where everything is at our fingertips, this doesn’t mean every action we are doing though is correct. Mike points out in this interview that the current mentality of America is this: “if you aren’t letting me do what I want, then you hate me”. This just isn’t so though!
Mike reminds us that as Christians, we are supposed to correct when actions don’t line up with what the Bible says is ultimate truth. Often, we confuse taking offense when in reality it is conviction that we are experiencing.
A Call to Action to Turn the Other Cheek
The hardest call to action? Turn the other cheek.
As a Native American living on an Indian Reservation with a Caucasian father, Mike has encountered many times when he has been disrespected. He was taught by his father at an early age “No matter how bad someone treats you, you treat them with respect. We can only control how we treat someone else. How can you share Christ’s love without showing someone love through your actions?”
This is a lesson he not only teaches to his own family, but that he leaves as the final call to action in the episode.
Right here, right now. Show Love.
If you want to connect with Mike, drop him an email: email@example.com