I realised something about myself this week: not only would I have been among the nineteen to say Unselfishness was the highest of virtues but I would also be among the least unselfish. That is to say, I discovered how utterly selfish I am.
It pains me to admit this. It's far too easy to focus on the faults of others rather than face my own shortcomings. It's embarrassing because what might be obvious to many of you is only just beginning to dawn on me.
To look in the mirror and face your faults take courage. To work on overcoming them takes even more. I'm not sure I've got what it takes, but I'm about to dive headlong into trying. I have to, for I don't just want to be unselfish; I want to love.