Self centered: “concerned solely or chiefly with one’s own interests, welfare, etc.; engrossed in self; selfish; egotistical”.
Sorry bud, it was me and millions of self centered people like me who have made this country so divided. What else could we expect when we put ourselves and what we want above others? When we live in our own world, it’s hard to see past ourselves to care for others. Many have kept this bad trait as grown adults. Many have become parents and still can’t get over themselves enough to put their kids or spouse first. “It’s all about me” should become our new national slogan.
Putting others before oneself is one of the principle themes of the Bible. Heck, our main man Jesus was the best example of that ever. He is the Son of God; He didn’t have to come down here and be ridiculed, beaten, spit on, and killed by us lowly humans……but He did! He cared about us more than He cared about what He went through or what most people thought of Him. He died for others, yet the self centered out there can’t even spend 5 minutes to help someone in need unless it’s easy or benefits us.
Look at all the other so called gods people worship out there. How many of them were humble caring servants? How many of them cared more about others than themselves? How many of the fake gods out there believed that all people where created equal? How many of them cried peace instead of war like Jesus did? The answer is none.
This is another proof the Bible is truth. Who would make up a story about a God who came to earth to die for others? One who tells people to turn the other cheek and don’t retaliate doesn’t sound anything like the false gods out there. All other fake gods are made out to be like super-heroes with strength and fury unmatched. Although our God is all powerful and all knowing and has had to show his awesome fury…….he came to suffer, he came to teach, he came to die. This is a radical difference between the One and only true God and the made up ones.
Love you buddy! I am so proud that you haven’t inherited the self-centered gene from me!
Philippians 2:3-8 “Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others. In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus: Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage; rather, he made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to death— even death on a cross!”