I love Philippians 2 and love the traditional version of verses 3-4:
Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit.
Rather, in humility value others above yourselves,
not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.
( I love it so much that Madison and I used to pray these verses every morning on the way to school)
But I read this morning verses 3 and 4 in
The Message and just had to make a quick printable of it.
The world seems so full of hate and ugliness and anger and meanness.
Imagine the world if we all tried following this advice!
Agree with each other, love each other, be deep-spirited friends.
Don’t push your way to the front; don’t sweet-talk your way to the top.
Put yourself aside, and help others get ahead.
Don’t be obsessed with getting your own advantage.
Forget yourselves long enough to lend a helping hand.
If you'd like your own copy you can find one in PDF or JPG HERE.