Not What I Want (Rom 15)

We who are strong have an obligation to bear with the failings of the weak, and not to please ourselves. Let each of us please his neighbor for his good, to build him up. For Christ did not please himself

To be a Christian is to put others first, that is to Love. It is expressly this love that Jesus said would be a hallmark of His followers. So, the only Christians who should seek to please themselves are the immature ones, the baby Christians. Is following Jesus about what I like, or is it about what is best to reach our neighbor, of their good, what will build them up? That’s a rhetorical question, I think most of us know the answer.

About John Harris

I don’t know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve.

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