Self-Care or Selfishness
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The Christian faith urges us to deny ourselves and serve others. But does that mean that all self-care is selfish? In Mark 1, after healing many people and drawing a crowd, the Bible tells us Jesus disappeared the next morning. He went off by himself to pray. I think that's self-care. And when pressured to go back to the crowds, the better option, he said, was to go preach somewhere else. That's self-care, too. Maybe self-care that orients you toward the purposes of God isn't selfish at all.
Is self-care the same as selfishness?