Signs of the Times

Rev. Kermit R. Olsen in the Beloit Daily News, Wisconsin

One of the great spiritual laws of life is found in the principle of selflessness. It is the path to real happiness. Selflessness does not imply, of course, that one should not have due regard for himself. One can respect himself in a selfness way. Jesus expressed it when he said, "Love thy neighbour as thyself." ...

As soon as we begin to center the universe around ourselves, life begins to shrink. "A person wrapped up in himself is a pretty small package," for as soon as self-centeredness takes place, life loses its splendor and majesty. ...

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July 28, 1956

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