In Shakespeare's The Tempest Gonzalo is sailing through a stormy sea that threatens to capsize his vessel.  He reminds the boatswain that the king of Naples is a passenger, crying, "Remember whom thou hast aboard!" The boatswain replies, "None that I more love than myself."  There are so many who love no one so much as themselves — and they are to be pitied.

 

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J. Michael Shannon is professor of preaching at Cincinnati Bible College in Cincinnati, OH.