Self Interest

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5 November 2018

Economists and sociologists claim that self-interest is unavoidable, necessary and can be used for the good of the community. The principle of self-defence demonstrates their point well.

But, there is a destructive self-interest – characterised by the mantra, “me, me, me.” Paul encourages us to confront this latter reality:

“Nobody should think of his interests first, but everybody should think of other people’s interests instead” (Phil 2).

Good parishes have people who think this way:

How might we help our young parents?
How might we help our elderly?
How might we help our young people grow in faith?


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