An Instrument for Loving and Serving Ourselves

When I find my justification in Christ alone, I am free to love and serve others in ordinary and unheralded ways.  A relatively insignificant and imperfect act of generosity is nevertheless useful to my neighbor and therefore glorifying to God.  Our perfectionism, however, makes others and their needs simply an instrument for loving and serving ourselves.

– Horton, Michael, Ordinary: Sustainable Faith in a Radical, Restless World; Zondervan; copyright 214; Kindle Edition; page 35

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