Self-Care as a Window to Love Others (POJ 1.11)

By Caitlin Pifer
Podcast Episode

Paul, Jon and Liz continue their discussion of Jesus’s compassion, looking at what he teaches in the ‘golden rule.'

“In the Golden Rule, Jesus flips our natural tendency to self-care – he doesn’t deny the value of self-care, but he says let that be a window into the world of love for you.”

“Be attentive to others in the same way you want people to be attentive to you.”

“ 'Not that we should live one life but a thousand lives, binding ourselves to a thousand souls by the filaments of so loving a sympathy that their lives become ours.’ I think I’ve read that sentence of Warfield’s a hundred times. It’s one of the most beautiful descriptions of the Christian life that I know."