“Be of the same mind” is not a call for us to become mind-readers. Rather it is a call for us to begin the process of thinking like someone. When we are of the same mind as another person, we do not become that person but we think like they do. You see this often in you interactions with long-married couples. When you ask both partners the same question at different times and get virtually identical answers, you are seeing this at work. This arises in many long term relationships, siblings, friends, as well as in marriages. In these relationships it arises organically, in that neither side sets out to be of the “same mind,” it simply happens over time.
However, this can also happen if we set out to be of the same mind with someone. Paul, in Philippians, asks us to be of the same mind, not of him but rather of Jesus.
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