THE SELFLESSNESS OF “JESUS LOVES ME”
There’s a prevailing notion among theological conservatives that a Christian singing about God’s love for him is self-centered. As a theological conservative myself, I bought into this for years, thinking I had achieved a heightened state of spirituality where my love for God and my neighbor had deposed my love for myself. Little did I realize, I actually spent those years holding the fullness of God’s love at arm’s length and robbing myself of the abundance God had for me in those seasons. I’ve spent time recently talking with Christian brothers who have also been tricked in this way, using Scripture to exhort them toward rejoicing in the words “Jesus loves me.” I hope, whoever is reading, this helps you do the same.