The Freedom of Self-Forgetfulness

By Imogen Schafer

dscf3122The fifth of November dawned to women rising early and hurrying to the long-awaited morning filled with a hearty breakfast, an inspiring talk given by CCU’s own Janet Gray and testimony by Amanda Lesufi.

While everyone tucked into a delicious breakfast of muffins, granola, fruit and croissants, Janet delivered her talk based on Timothy Keller’s book, The Freedom of Self-Forgetfulness. Janet summarised the short, three-chapter book with one phrase: “Don’t think less of yourself, think of yourself less”. Keller’s book showed the women how a gospel-humble person is neither a self-lover nor hater but a self-forgetful person who through their self-forgetfulness can find great freedom and rest.

dscf3144Amanda Lesufi gave a moving and emotional testimonial, telling how she became a Christian dscf3129and about the conflict and problems she has experienced in this broken world. Her emotional and heartfelt words inspired and moved every woman in the room.

The ladies at the morning event were challenged by Keller’s helpful little book and many left the morning with a renewed look on how they view themselves as well as opening the doors to the freedom of self forgetfulness.



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