I just had the intense enjoyment of several days with a life-long friend and missionary. His endless stories of being available to the”Everywhere present Jesus” in-spired me! I’m again reminded of Wendell Berry’s poem ending:
Every day you have less reason
Not to give yourself away.
I have become older and, cherishing what I have learned,
I have become younger.
And what do I risk to tell you this, which is all I know?
Love yourself. Then forget it. Then love the world.
And in prose words, Tim Keller has a wonderful small book with a much larger title. My favorite quote:
“…The essence of gospel-humility is not thinking more of myself or thinking less of myself, it is thinking of myself less.”
p.s. It’s 99 cents on Amazon in the Kindle ebook version. Buy it!