When is Self-Love and Self-Denial NOT a Paradox?

The foundation of moral freedom
is self-love in the context of self-denial; this is not a paradox. Self-love simply means unselfishly choosing your own highest good; self-denial is the willingness to subordinate personal desires to the revealed will of God, whether that implies sacrifice or not. A by-product of a holy life is happiness. We were never meant to live on the level of an animal (Luke 14:26-35; 18:29-30; John 10:10; Ephesians 3:14-21; 2 Corinthians 9:8; 1 Peter 2:11; 4:2).

~Winkie Pratney  
     Youth Aflame 2.0

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