I’m the Best

Jesus instructed us to never think of ourselves as more important than others, to never put ourselves before anyone. His message is clear: think little of yourself and be happy that others do not consider you very important. Moreover, Jesus asks us to stop struggling to control events for your own benefit, and instead try to be a servant to others. Sadly, I find it easy to ignore His advice.

Self-importance fosters an addiction to and craving for human respect. I am the source of my own misery. As my ego decreases, happiness and peace increases. All addictions mask a craving to be loved and express a need for acceptance or power.

The best way to lovingly serve our neighbor is to take our eyes off ourselves, to forget ourselves, to become unimportant to ourselves, and fix our eyes and hearts and minds on Christ. We must let go of self-centeredness to love with true purity under all circumstances.


3 Responses to “I’m the Best”

  1. 1 deborahahahn October 20, 2014 at 7:44 am

    Very timely and well described. However, I struggle with this as when often I do the best for others and humbly for others for the real kingdom and out of sincerity for God, I find I am later “walked on”. I have learned discernment but the lesson is still at tough one if you truly want to maintain yourself and love God with all your heart, too!

  2. 2 Nancy October 20, 2014 at 3:02 pm

    This certainly hits home. Thank you.

  3. 3 luigidaniele October 21, 2014 at 5:16 pm

    Just beautiful! Grazie, fratello 🙂

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