I took my boy, Judah, to McDonald’s for breakfast this morning. As we were eating we overheard the conversation at the table behind us that involved a dad, a mom and a lawyer. Unfortunately the conversation was arranging their schedule as to who would get the kids on each day and holidays as they were obviously in a divorce settlement.
As I reflected about their conversation while trying to keep pancakes off the floor and syrup off my boy, I couldn’t help but think the root cause of their divorce is the same root cause of most every separation or any divorce… That cause is selfishness.
Selfishness is the absence of love.
Love is a verb and produces humility.
Humility is not thinking less of yourself, but thinking of yourself less.
Selfishness says “I need.”
Love and humility says “you deserve.”
Valentine’s Day is around the corner. Don’t make this commercialized holiday about yourself. Make it a priority to think of yourself less, and give your spouse the love he/she deserves.