Here’s a mini post that comes from a comment I made on that other blog I write for.
I believe that everything God does is about us, and nothing he does is about him.
Narcisistic? Maybe. But there is a scripture in Mormonism that I believe backs this theory up:
And I think that perhaps when we view this at the macro level (e.g., mankind) instead of the micro level (ME ME ME ME), it doesn’t have any narcisistic tendencies. It’s all about Community. What I do to further God’s work isn’t important because I am saving myself, or making God happy (he’s already there), but because I am helping to further the work of the Kingdom, which is just a fancy way to say that I am helping everyone in the community.
It isn’t about getting to the Celestial Kingdom (or Heaven); when our faith in Christ is sure, we already know we will reach that goal. It’s about how many people we can take with us.
16 He saith to him again the second time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my sheep.
17 He saith unto him the third time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? Peter was grieved because he said unto him the third time, Lovest thou me? And he said unto him, Lord, thou knowest all things; thou knowest that I love thee. Jesus saith unto him, Feed my sheep.