“This is the most narcissistic generation in the history of the human race.” – R.C. Sproul, theologian and author
It’s easy to call someone else a narcissist, harder to see the tendency in ourselves. But the fact is, all of us are narcissists. Webster’s online dictionary defines the word as simply, “egoism, ecocentrism.” In further explanation, Webster’s says the word can be used to describe anyone who is vain or self-centered.
We’re all selfish. We all look out for number one. And we all want it the way we want it. R.C. Sproul says this selfishness has seeped into the American church, where we sometimes replace God’s word with experience, with feelings, with entertainment.
Let’s get back to focusing on God’s word, the Bible – in our personal devotions, in small group studies, in group worship gatherings. God’s word is the best fulfillment of our deepest desires and the best antidote to narcissism.