"If anyone causes one of these little ones--those who believe in me--to stumble, it would be better for them if a large millstone were hung around their neck and they were thrown into the sea." -Mark 9:42
so, love is not-self seeking eh?
who told you that and why?
Jesus? is He even real? ... wait.. am i blaspheming? who even gave the definition for the word 'blaspheme'?
why did he do it?
some say the Bible was written with a political agenda, that it was altered from its original Greek, Aramaic, and blablabla. that religion is used by smart people to govern over lesser thinking ones. that it is used to gain power, wealth and fame. that it is a spiritual-crutch for those who are week. those who cant face life on their own, and need to rely on something 'greater' than them because.... they're just not great enough.
and that the issue of since we were thought from young about things like "love is not self seeking", we were conditioned sub-consciously, brain-washed to have this mind set so deeply embedded that.... what ever the Bible says is real. and that, if we were born in any other place we would be that particular religion. plenty of people have done well off enough on their own with out believe in God... or have they?
why did i even post this up? why did i even ask you this question? well, if it would help: it is not to discourage you, of set you off track or anything like that. but instead, is what you believe in real?
to me, the answer for the first two questions posted would be: Jesus my God told me that love is not self-seeking through the Bible, whatever version it is, it is still God's Word. yeah you can call it a holy book or mythical fairy tales. but truth will be truth. and the reason why this historic account of Jesus speaking through His actions, His death on the cross, is essentially why i believe that it is not baloney made up by man to control me. that reason is because the fact of the matter is: love is not self-seeking.
God is love. what other way to show it than to walk the talk. just look around you, your friends, your brothers, sisters, parents... humans. who has the life that was meant to be lived the way it was made for?
those who love.
Jesus died on the cross so that you can..blablabla.. you've heard it before... countless of times. He can help you because He loves you.
"For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life." -the ever quoted john 3:16. or is it?