Gospel-driven self-forgetfulness

Wouldn’t you like to be the type of person who, in their imaginary life, does not sit around fantasizing about hitting self-esteem home-runs, daydreaming about successes that gives them the edge over others?

The answer, according to Tim Keller, is a gospel-driven self-forgetfulness.

The essence of gospel-humility is not thinking more of myself or thinking less of myself, it is thinking of myself less…

True gospel-humility means I stop connecting every experience, every conversation, with myself…

The truly gospel-humble person is a self-forgetful person whose ego is just like his or her toes. It just works. It does not draw attention to itself. The toes just work; the ego just works. Neither draws attention to itself.

From his short, insightful book, The Freedom of Self-Forgetfulness.

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