Paul apparently had to contend with one of the same things that afflicts Christians today – people who don’t act in the spirit of Christ. From self-improvement movements that exalt humanity to godhood to an overwhelming consumerism that’s all about what we want, all the time, there’s a lot of selfishness to go around. Unfortunately, those of the Christian persuasion aren’t immune.
It often seems as though our world has gotten so full of greed that it’s easy to lose sight of the fact that it’s not all about us. It’s very competitive out there, and many are struggling. Some get so caught up in their misfortunes that they can’t see that their actions have any effect on others.
it is always good to remember that Jesus gave us an example for how to deal with others. Remember, he didn’t regard his own divinity as something to be taken advantage of. In the light of that, who are we, as humans, to misuse our freedom to lord over and take advantage of others? Just some food for thought.