By Patrick Michael Murphy

1 John 4:7

While the Bible clearly teaches self-worth, it also DENOUNCES SELF INTEREST.

When Jesus was asked what the greatest commandment was, He said that we were to love God with all our hearts, and love others with the same concern that we show for ourselves (Mark 12:30-31).

When we obsess over ourselves, we lose the meaning of life, which is to love and serve God, and love and serve our neighbours.

By abandoning commitment, our narcissistic culture has LOST the one thing it desperately seeks: HAPPINESS.

Without commitment, our individual lives will be barren and sterile. Lack meaning and purpose. After all, if nothing is worth dying for, then nothing is worth living for.

Jesus taught that the only way to live abundantly is to die to self-interest and give yourself fully to God, and to those who need what God has given you.’

Soul food: Ezek 37:1-40:9; Matt 24:1-14; Ps 78:9-16; Pr. 20:11-14

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