What’s It All About

What’s It All About

Our lives should be marked by love for Christ and others—not obsession with self.


Recently I was in a crowded shopping area when I saw a woman plowing her way through the crowd. What intrigued me was the message on her T-shirt, which read in bold capital letters, IT’S ALL ABOUT ME.

Her actions reinforced the words on her shirt. I’m afraid she’s not alone. Ang mensaheng ito ay idinedeklara ng mraming babae at lalaki ngayon at maaaring motto na ng modernong mundo.

For followers of Christ, however, that statement simply is not true. It is not all about us—it’s all about Jesus Christ and others. Ang kabigatan ng katotohanang ito ay naramdaman ni Apostle Paul. He was so concerned that his fellow Israelites would know Christ that he said, “I could wish that I myself were accursed from Christ for my brethren, my countrymen according to the flesh” (Romans 9:3). That is a remarkable statement! Far from thinking it was all about himself; Paul affirmed that he would willingly exchange his eternity for theirs. Paul’s teaching is refreshing reminder of self-sacrifice in a challenging world that is destructively self-centered. Tanungin natin ang ating sarili: patungkol ba sa akin ang lahat? O ang buhay ko bang ito ay tungkol kay Hesus at sa mga taong nais Niyang abutin?

Mike Medlin

April 9th, 2014

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