Philippians 2:1-13 for Sunday, September 27, 2020

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Published by Todd Spencer

I am a spiritual director, a minister of spiritual formation, a husband and father. I live in the beautiful town of Colorado Springs, Colorado.

3 thoughts on “Philippians 2:1-13 for Sunday, September 27, 2020

  1. Just listened to your Lectio for Phil 2:1-13. First, I was captivated by your reading from Evelyn Underhill’s book with the idea that every virtue has three qualities: tranquility, gentleness, and strength. That is deep, worth committing to memory. I bought the book! What do you think Paul meant by “complete my joy”?

    George Van Kirk
    Pelham AL


    1. Hi George,
      Underhill is good. Send me some snippets of highlights for you. Maybe Paul was saying something about real joy being the kind that comes from the community not just what happens to the individual. Our humble following together brings joy to Paul and to each of us. Complete joy comes as we humbly love others together.


    2. Thank you for taking the time to write! So glad your hearing of Underhill led to the purchase of her book. Regarding Paul’s “complete my joy,” perhaps he is prompting his readers to understand that true joy is about, not just me-and-Jesus thinking, but about one’s relationship to Jesus as well as one’s community. So, he’s asking them to help make his joy complete. What are you thoughts, George?
      In Christ’s Grip,


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