"Let this attitude be in you which was also in Christ Jesus" (Phil. 2: 5) I found it best to meditate on this verse after this chapter. What kind of attitude have I been developing toward others? Have I learned to regard others as more important than myself? Humility of mind is not an easy quality to develop - yet it is the only way to greatness in the kingdom of God (Chapter 1). God needs us to be "great" kingdom citizens.
Here is another quote that helped me from some supplemental reading:
"One can transport words across cultural boundaries (like bricks), but interpretation will depend on the context which their different interpreters bring to them. And that context will depend more on past experiences and present temper of the people to whom the words are addressed than on the good will of the persons who report to them." (Robert Park, Reflections on Communication and Culture)
Chapter 2 highlighted that as kingdom citizens we need to understand the culture, but also become a belonger in that culture. This is one of the greatest challenges in short term mission work - but more on that when we have Rebecca Schell come to our team meeting.