Self Sacrifice

Once upon a time, there were  two porcupines – desiring to get warm, they drew close to each other.  As they did, they needled one another.  It hurt so much that they pulled apart.   But when they did, they got cold again, so they drew close once more, and hurt each other as before.  Their predicament, they were either cold or hurting.

All too often this is the situation even in Christian homes.  Personality differences are like the quills of the porcupines.  They can get tangled and cause hurt.  We must work at our relationships so that we will demonstrate the Christlike qualities of love, compassion, self-sacrifice and a forgiving spirit. 

The motto for our homes should be: 

”Be completely humble and gentle;

be patient, bearing with one another in love” (Ephesians: 4v2)

Love demonstrates itself in action.  Have we done something today to demonstrate our love for our families?  Love takes pleasure in its object.  Jesus’ example of love and compassion teaches us that it is possible for these qualities to be a part of  our Christian homes.

Self-sacrifice is against our human nature, yet it should be part of our ‘new nature’.  If each of us had an attitude of self-sacrifice, what a change would come about in the atmosphere of our homes.  Self-sacrifice is total unselfishness.

Loving unselfishly does not mean making the least of ourselves, but making the most of someone else.  We view the other person through the eyes of Jesus.

This thought will transform relationships in our homes, especially with our unsaved loved ones!

              

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3 Responses to “Self Sacrifice”
  1. Janine says:

    So well shared!!! I am going to share this with my girls today!

  2. Another important lesson!!!! Thank you!

  3. Debra says:

    Thank you ladies 🙂

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