Centrism centers around several ideas, the most noted are Heliocentrism, with the Sun at the center, Geocentrism, the Earth at the center, known historically as the Ptolemaic system, and modern times, Egocentrism, everything revolving around the self. The latter is the prominent belief in our time.
Commenting on this modern concept, David McCollough Jr. stated in a 2012 commencement speech to Wellesley High School titled, “You’re Not Special:”
“Astrophysicists assure us the universe has no center; therefore, you cannot be it.”
David McCullough Jr.
I think Astrophysicists are on point about the universe, and I also think Biblicists are correct in teaching that Jesus Christ is the proper center point of those who accept the name Christian. Our life, actions, dreams and aspirations are to center on the will of Christ for our entire being. Here is where the great internal conflict arises daily if not more often.
The question, the dilemma, each professing child of God faces is simple, but very consternating in that Self conflicts with Christ as to just which one is running the show we call life. Paul could say concerning Christ:
Acts 17:28 "for in Him we live and move and have our being, as also some of your own poets have said, 'For we are also His offspring.'” (NKJV). We really must fight this battle over and over and still; the Self wins too much of the time.
Living life above Self is possible only as we are aware of Christ in us, and even though He is always with us, we find that we think more about our Self than we do our Savior. Thus, we often must remind our self of the power of this truth taught by Paul:
Galatians 2:20 "I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.” (NKJV).
Here’s some help from a grand man who admitted he needed the Lord daily:
“A man wrapped up in himself makes a very small bundle.” Benjamin Franklin.
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