Finally, all of you, have unity of mind, sympathy, brotherly love, a tender heart, and a humble mind. Do not repay evil for evil or reviling for reviling, but on the contrary, bless, for to this you were called, that you may obtain a blessing. 1 Peter 3:8-9
My mind is not unified or humble. Most days I think I can put on a good face and pretend I’m okay, but actually, I can’t. My un-unified, proud mind shows big time.
I do my best to do these good things, to follow these good examples, but I probably fail half the time. And the trouble with trying to do everything perfectly is, at some point exhaustion sets in. Then self condemnation.
But I have to remember the beauty of what Jesus has done for me on the cross and run to him when the voice of condemnation starts up in my brain. Because he said, “It is finished.”
And because I don’t have to worry about losing his love, I’ll get up tomorrow, and the next day, and the next, and try again.