Ego in Check

Teddy Roosevelt

A six-year-old girl was asked, “Are you in Jessica’s class at school?” She replied, “No, I’m not. But she’s in my class.”

We tend to be self-centered, and those inclinations are seen in adults as well as children. One of Teddy Roosevelt’s children said of him, “Father wanted to be the bride at every wedding and the corpse at every funeral.”

We must all struggle against our sinful tendencies to be self-centered and work toward putting others ahead of ourselves.

“Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.”—Philippians 2:3-4

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