3 Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, 4 not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others. Philippians 2:3-4 (NIV)
Or in Rick Warren’s pupose-driven paraphrase: “Servants think more about others than about themselves.”
As I was reading that the other day, this thought popped up: I entertain myself by thinking up and chasing down unnecessary wants.
Example: I need a new pair of black boots to go with my black pants, I need a new pair of black pants as a backup to my current pair, I need a black belt cuz my new black pants have belt loops. Why do I have so much black in my wardrobe? I need navy blue pants, etc., etc., etc.
How the heck can I think of others with this self-interest hogging up brain-space?
Awareness of a fault, okay, a sin is the first step to changing one’s behavior. I hope.