We don’t need others to love us; we need to love others

One thing I learned from When People are Big and God is Small is that men do not need to be loved, but they need to love. Secular psychology tells us that the greatest need of men is to be loved. Reformed theology tells us that the greatest need of men is to worship God. The world tells us that we must continue to receive because the world thinks that we were created with that need. Christianity tells us to give because we have received. We already have the fullness of love in Christ. The world tells us to seek satisfation as a goal. Reformed theology tells us that satisfaction is not the goal, but a byproduct. The chief end of men is to glorify God. Did not men fall into sin because they sought to glorify themselves when they were supposed to glorify God?

A principle we must hold: we don’t need others to love us, but we need to love others. In a poem by Mother Theresa, a sentence says more or less: When you feel that nobody loves you, love somebody.


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