Anyone but me noticed how self centered others are? Which, by the way, means others notice how self centered WE are! Way too often interactions are a “Quid pro quo,” “You scratch my back, I’ll scratch yours” relationship. I was reading one of my son’s messages and something he wrote challenged me… “When is the last time you were broken for someone you consider a friend (who is) struggling…?”
Consider Philippians 2:3…
“Do nothing from rivalry or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. 4 Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others. 5 Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, 6 who… 7 (took on) the form of a servant…”
1 Cor 10:24 Let no one seek his own good, but the good of his neighbor.
Again my son’s question… “When is the last time you were broken for someone you consider a friend (who is) struggling…?”
I’ll go a step further, when was the last time I was broken AND DID SOMETHING to help a friend… or anyone else… who was struggling? Then the words of Jesus came to my mind… “When you did it to the least of these, you did it to Me…”