Thursday, May 2, 2013

I Saw You From the Village

"How did you find me here?" 
"I saw you from the village."

Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind regard one another as more important than yourselves. --Philippians 2.3 NASB

The Quote

The Scripture

The quote highlighted in this scene has always struck me as incredibly self-absorbed and ridiculous  I suppose that's what makes it great comedy. But what's not funny is self absorption.

I have argued before that the opposite of love is not hate, but selfishness. Love is supposed to be social, it's supposed to be given away. When one's love is occupied with themselves it excludes all others. This behavior sometimes leads to situations where one actually starts feeling that they are all alone in the wilderness when they are actually quite visible from the village.

Scripture clearly teaches that we are to have a proper perspective when considering ourselves in relation to others. We are to give preference and respect to others.

The Application

Notice that humility is a mentality. It is something that we must consciously do. In other words, this does not just come naturally. We must consistently evaluate our thoughts and behavior to ensure that they remain humble. Naturally, we will wallow in self-absorption and pity. That is not the attitude that God desires for us.
Christopher M. Jimenez. Powered by Blogger.

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