The Disease of Self

It’s entirely possible that no culture in history has been as obsessed with itself as modern American culture. We are a self-absorbed, self-exalting, selfie-loving, society. That may sound harsh but it’s hard to deny its true. As Christians we are not immune to this either. Just look at the way we view involvement in the local church or the way we treat our relationships with others. But there is an antidote to this epidemic.

It’s found in one anothering one another.* The best way to get your focus off of yourself is to put it squarely on others. When you spend your time seeking to love, serve, encourage, pray for, bear with, forgive, submit to, and comfort others, it’s a lot harder to be self-centered.

*Credit to Andy Stanley who is the first person I heard use this phrase.