When I was in high school, I used to watch a show on Comedy Central called “Make Me Laugh”. Someone would sit in the hot seat while comedians would try to make that person laugh.
One particular comedian talked about how he dated an opera singer. The relationship didn’t work out because all she talked about was “Me Me Me”. I know it’s kinda corny, but I encounter too many of these people.
These people marry because it benefits them. They have children because it benefits them. They take a job meant to serve others and somehow make it about them. Here, I am calling it the “opera singer epidemic”.
I desperately wish there was a humility epidemic, where people gave because they loved others more than self. The kind that reflects the spirit of Christ as explained in Philippians 2. Jesus had any right to make people bow down, yet He made statements like how He did not come to be ministered to but to minister and give His life as a ransom for many. No “Me Me Me” present there!
Try something today. Count how many times you say “I”. This is not an exercise of condemnation. I (just used it) did that once and was blown away by how much I reference myself. At the end of the day, “He must increase, and I must decrease.”