Self-obsession is worse than immaturity; it’s insanity! This “I, me, mine” fixation is most evident with how toddlers view property: “1. If I like it, it’s mine. 2. If it’s in my hand, it’s mine. 3. If I can take it from you, it’s mine. 4. If I had it a little while ago, it’s mine. 5. If it’s mine it must never appear to be yours. 6. If I’m doing or building something, all the pieces are mine. 7. If it looks like mine, it’s mine. 8. If I saw it first, it’s mine. 9. If I see it first, it’s mine. 10. If I think it’s mine, it’s mine…” (Michael V. Hernandez). Self-obsession is selfishness or greed! It’s the law of the jungle, the spirit of Lucifer, and the root cause of all crimes against humanity. In contrast, self-sacrifice defines true love, for love “does not seek its own” (1 Corinthians 13:5; cf. 10:24; Isaiah 14:12-15; Philippians 2:5-8).—Samuel Koranteng-Pipim
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