The Same Love


“Fulfil ye my joy, that ye be likeminded, having the same love,
being of one accord, of one mind.”
(Philippians 2:2)

The Apostle Paul penned the epistle to the Philippians while imprisoned in Rome.

Essentially he wrote to thank the Philippian Christians for sending gifts to him during his incarceration and to encourage them to follow the example of Christ in their daily living. One of his main commendations was for them to exhibit likemindedness. He wanted them to understand and display the love of Christ by loving one another or having the same love.

Have you ever witnessed a two-year old-old nursery school class? Their articulation of speech is not well defined. In other words, it is not easily understood by those beyond the age of two. However, they seem to understand each other perfectly. When one of their classmates is crying, somehow they all find something to cry about.

When there seems to be an episode of biting, pinching, or even hitting, most of them are involved. They are usually of one accord and of one mind about a particular matter. If one person is not present, they are fiercely missed by the others. They simply enjoy each other. Most importantly, they display the same love.

Are you one who has the same love for your brothers and sisters in the Lord?