If it is true that there is no greater desire in the heart of a person than that others should think as he/she does then it would seem there is no greater sacrifice than that one thinks as another. Isn’t this what You did? We fail to recognize in each and every other person that which is in ourselves that longs to be in harmony with all mankind, just as we experience it. Every one of us seeks this harmony and believes it can be achieved if everyone else just thought as we did. It somehow escapes us that everyone else is thinking the same way. Thus, it also escapes us that two individuals can be in harmony if one of them is willing to give up the way he/she thinks about something and accepts the thoughts of the other. And what further eludes us is that the one giving up his/her own thoughts to embrace another’s could be us.
We do not know how God actually “thinks” but we do know that in You He condescended to think as we do. In You He accepted who we are and where we are at and, in You, He taught us(in our own terms) the way God “thinks.” We give up self to seek the truth of God and that is an act of love. The desire for harmony which drives us to want others to think as we do is the same desire of the Divinity that we may all be one. When we think we can reach that goal by influencing others the necessary act of love is turned into a self-serving act of power and manipulation.