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Self-centeredness has no place in ministry.

To really love and minister as image of God results in “ love-centered” ministry.

If we are ministering in Jesus’ name, love must be the core of everything we are and do.

The theological Richard McBrien explains how important this point is:

If love is the soul of Christian existence, it must be at the heart of every other Christian virtue. Thus, for example;

Justice without love is legalism;

Faith without love is ideology;

Hope without love is self-centeredness;

Forgiveness without love is self-abasement;

Fortitude without love is recklessness;

Generosity without love is extravagance;

Care without love is mere duty

Fidelity without love is servitude

Every virtue is an expression of love (1 Cor 13).

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