“Love is the way to maturity. Selfishness stunts growth and keeps us in a spiritual playpen.
The world is full of emotional babies, crawling over each other, screaming, “Mine! This I want, and this I shall have, and never mind what it does to anybody else!”
What a relief, what peace, when one who has reached spiritual adulthood, who by love has grown out of himself, comes along. He freely gives up his own aims and ambitions, his safety and his cherished plans, his possessions, his feelings, anything at all that will help and says my life for yours. Such a one comes as a rescuer.
To give myself up is the last thing I think of doing. It looks like weakness.
In God’s eyes, though, it is power.” Elisabeth Elliot ~
“Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends.”John 15:13