Not me

Have you ever caught yourself reacting to a situation where someone else is affected, but not you and your first thought was about yourself.  You didn’t think of how it affected the other person, but you thought about how you would react if it happened to you.

I guess to some degree it is normal to do that… but really, we need to learn to be more compassionate and helpful and loving to our fellow-man.  We get so wrapped up in ourselves that we forget about others.  What is it about humans that makes us think that way?  I sadly admit I have done it on more than one occasion, and it is embarrassing when I realize it.

Call it self-centered, called inconsiderate, call it what you will, in any case, it is selfish and it is wrong.

Philippians 2:3 says “Do nothing from rivalry or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves.”  And, James 3:16 says “For where jealousy and selfish ambition exist, there will be disorder and every vile practice.”

And finally, Mark 12:30-31 tells us “30 And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ 31 The second is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.”

Mumbles says,

If we worry about our neighbors comfort the way we worry about our own, this world would be a greater place to live.

God’s Peace!

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