Self-Care or Selfishness

with Ron Deal | April 8, 2020

The Christian faith urges us to deny ourselves and serve others. But does that mean that all self-care is selfish? In Mark 1, after healing many people and drawing a crowd, the Bible tells us Jesus disappeared the next morning. He went off by himself to pray. I think that's self-care. And when pressured to go back to the crowds, the better option, he said, was to go preach somewhere else. That's self-care, too. Maybe self-care that orients you toward the purposes of God isn't selfish at all.

The Christian faith urges us to deny ourselves and serve others. But does that mean that all self-care is selfish? In Mark 1, after healing many people and drawing a crowd, the Bible tells us Jesus disappeared the next morning. He went off by himself to pray. I think that's self-care. And when pressured to go back to the crowds, the better option, he said, was to go preach somewhere else. That's self-care, too. Maybe self-care that orients you toward the purposes of God isn't selfish at all.

Self-Care or Selfishness

With Ron Deal
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April 08, 2020
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