Self-care, Not Selfishness

Source: The DNA of Relationships (Gary Smalley)

Throughout the Gospels, we find that Jesus tended to his own needs. When he needed some alone time, he took it. He gratefully allowed supporters to meet his physical needs. He made it no secret when he felt hungry or thirsty. He did not allow others to control his agenda. He didn’t shrink from asking his friends to support him in a dark time of need. And he didn’t hesitate to remove himself from danger before his God-ordained appointment with a Roman cross. In short, Jesus practiced excellent self-care, yet he never allowed it to degenerate into selfishness.

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