Selfishness and rudeness are two sides of the same coin. Selfishness does not care how words and acts may affect others. The person who loves behaves with good manners, knows how to thank, apologize, excuse himself.
It is not rude, it is not self-serving, it is not easily angered or resentful.
1 Corinthians 13.5 NET Continue reading
The Bible appears to be an outdated volume to many, its precepts and perspectives reflecting an outmoded culture and, therefore, inferior to modern evolved concepts. It’s important to emphasize the difference between a caricature of religion in the Middle Ages and the divine revelation of Scripture, but even then many discount any truth or conduct manifest in it. Like this one:
In the same way, wives, be subject to your own husbands.
1 Peter 3:1a NET Continue reading
If we do not deal soon with the ego, we will be barred from participating in God’s life. When the Self is at the center of our attention, God is on the outside.
How blessed are those who are destitute in spirit,
for the kingdom of heaven belongs to them!
Matthew 5:3 ISV Continue reading
Fairly close translation of last Friday’s Portuguese-language meditation.
I’m looking for verses that mention selfishness and biblical examples of it. Continue reading
To go an entire day without mouthing or writing the words: I, me, my, mine. Is that even possible? Continue reading