A call for 'gospel humility'

The Freedom of Self-Forgetfulness: The Path to True Christian Joy
Timothy Keller
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For many of us, it’s one of the great ironies of our time that with more than 2,000 books on the attainment of self-esteem now published, and with educational programs in schools designed to cultivate self-esteem continuing to proliferate, the real need is for self-forgetfulness—rooted in our understanding of God.

The founder of this magazine, Mary Baker Eddy, spoke plainly about this quality in her book Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, where she wrote: “Self-forgetfulness, purity, and affection are constant prayers” (p. 15). Similarly, in addressing the need to eliminate division, pride, and boasting in the Corinthian church of his time, the Apostle Paul shared ways in which people could learn to adjust their perspectives and live in peace with one another.

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