'You shall love your neighbor as yourself.'
I talked to a friend the other day. She asked if I was okay and I laughed. "I'm feeling selfish," I admitted. Her answer surprised me on one hand and didn't on another. "There's nothing wrong with that!" she said. I didn't argue with her, after all we all feel selfish sometimes, it's part of being human, but how I respond to that feeling says much about who I am.
According to the Book, I am to put the needs of others ahead of myself, to think of them first. This is where some of my biggest tests come into play. Can I put my wants, needs, and desires aside in order to benefit another? Not so easy, and especially not so easy to do with a smile on my face. Though I fail time and again, with God's help I am able.