11 September 2007

Dying to Self

There is a simple illustration of what it means to die to self, and why Jesus asks humanity to do this (Matthew 16:24-25). I experience this on a regular basis:

I am walking out of the door at work, and the person infront of me completely ignores me - and the door nearly slams in my face. I get so upset about being neglected by the person in front of me, I do the exact same thing to the person behind me.

I get so wrapped up in my "entitlement" that I completely ignore my obligation to serve those around me.

Slaps me in the face every time I do it - I see how much my obsession, with what I am supposed to recieve stands in the way of my ability to be a blessing to the world.

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