Feb 10, 2015

Look Out!

This week in our morning devotionals we are learning about humility.  
"Humility is not thinking less of yourself,
it's thinking of yourself less."
-C.S. Lewis

Our family night lesson (given by #2) went along perfectly with this.
To better understand this object lesson, go grab a shiny metal spoon.
Go ahead, I'll wait for you.
Now, hold the spoon with the inside concave/bowl side facing you (like you are going to eat something).  Look at yourself.  What do you see?  
A distorted person?  You're upside down!

Now flip the spoon the other way- to the outside.  How do you look now?
Better?  Right side up, right?

So, what's the point?

The Lesson of the Spoon
When we focus on ourselves, getting wrapped up in our worries, and our own concerns we're upside down, and our lives become distorted.

But if we place our focus outward, on to others, serving them, taking interest in their lives, life is right side up.  Life is better when we focus on others rather than ourselves.  This is a huge component to being happy! 

"Turning toward others really is the key to keeping life right side up."
-Lloyd David Newell