With Others in Mind

November 5, 2018

Do nothing out of selfishness or out of vainglory; rather, humbly regard others as more important than yourselves, each looking out not for his own interests, but also everyone for those of others. (Philippians 2:1-4)

In a message to young people at World Youth Day in 1995, St. John Paul II echoed the words of St. Paul in his letter to the Philippians:

Selfishness makes people deaf and dumb; love opens eyes and hearts, enabling people to make that original and irreplaceable contribution which, together with the thousands of deeds of so many brothers and sisters, converges to form the mosaic of charity which can change the tide of history.

What if each of us performed our every action with the good of others in mind? How different would our world be?

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