Tuesday, June 10, 2008

My interest vs Yours

“…do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves. Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others…” Philippians 2:3-4 NIV[italics & emphasis mine]

Our ancestors built fences/ fire at night in their compound to keep wild animals away; they were safe from each other within the compound/village. Today we build high walls with CCTV cameras and expensive technology around our houses for protection against man. Home and business Security Services is a thriving industry in any modern 21st City (a billion dollar industry in USA) but in any village/rural areas (be it USA, UK or Africa), security services are almost none existent…ever wondered why???

Man has become more and more self-absorbed, self-interested, self-centered and selfish. No wonder divorce and crime rates are higher now than then. In everything we do, we want to know ‘what’s in it for me’ if the answer is “none” then we are not interested. The above scripture urges us to look not only at our own interest, but also at interest of others. When was the last time you did something for someone with no return for you?

copyright ©2008Light to my path † † † by TJM Kyara

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