This week at youth group we’re talking about selflessness. God created us to love him and love others. Unfortunately, because of sin, we are now selfish creatures. Instead of looking to the needs of others, we focus on our own needs and wants.
Jesus was the model of selflessness. According to Philippians 2 Jesus left heaven behind and came to earth because of us. He saw our need to be reconciled to the Father and placed our need above his own. He sought our good instead of his own.
We love when we see examples of selflessness. We love when people place the needs of others above their own, especially at great cost to themselves. Our greatest heroes are those who sacrifice their own lives for the lives of others. We’re moved when we see selfless acts because that’s how we all want to be, that’s who we were created to be.
We’re even moved by selfless acts in our favorite nerdclinations. Here are a few of my favorite nerdy selfless acts.