“Children let us love not in word or speech but in deed and truth. ” John 3:18
This is truly our daily challenge, To love one another outside of self requires a hugh step towards, less of me and more of you.
Self-centeredness is our problem. Me, myself and I, now what do you think about me. How funny is that, but so true unfortunately. We must die to self, simply throughout the day.
I heard it put in an interesting way:
Start your day out with this. When you see an elderly person, ask them if you can be of service to them. You will be amazed at how many elderly people you see that day. They are everywhere!
Jesus answered him, “The first of all the commandments is : ‘Hear O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is one. And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength,’ This is the first commandment. ‘And the second, like it, is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.”