This photo (found on Facebook) reflects a false, either/or view of Christian spirituality.
It assumes that a) respecting, serving, growing and happiness of ‘you’ and b) respecting, serving, growing and happiness of ‘God’ are in direct and total contradiction. Â To quote Hannah Moore from the film ‘Amazing Grace’, “we humbly suggest you can do both.”
I suspect that the person making these ‘corrections’ to the original photo probably meant well, and I agree that a ‘humanism’ that defines itself as being over-and-against (or otherwise independent of) God is counter to Scripture and the Gospel. Â But I deny that loving yourself is in tension with loving God or others. Â Indeed, based on Christ’s epitomisation of the entire Law (i.e. Mark 12:29-31), I’m inclined to believe that Love of God, others and self are inseparable.