I think I'm posting this in the correct theology forum, but if not ya'll just let me know.
What do you all think of self-interest? Is it inherently bad/inherently evil/neutral? Is it a problem for Christians, something we need to accept as part of ourselves, or a necessary evil?
The reason I ask is because in my own ministry plans, I'll be quickly moving from brainstorming to the action phase and this question is one that I've been working through and need to have an answer for. I've been thinking on it for awhile and I'd appreciate hearing some other perspectives.
If the question is unclear I'll try to clarify. I will be a bit slow in the replies though, just a heads up.