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Love Thy Neighbor as Thy Selfie

November 21, 2013

Gentle Reformation

photoI have been a fan of the Oxford English Dictionary (OED) for many years. I love the art of language and the skill it takes to document the ever changing and living tongue of the anglophonic people.

This week all nerdly eyes were on Oxford as they announced the word of the year. This is an annual event at which a new and influential word is chosen based on how it has come into the language. Sure, it’s not the Superbowl, but some of us get pretty excited about these things.

Did you hear what this year’s word is? Selfie.

Yep. Selfie.

What is a selfie you might ask? The OED defines selfie as “a photograph that one has taken of oneself, typically one taken with a smartphone or webcam and uploaded to a social media website.”

Why is this so interesting? The selfie is not just a…

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4 comments

  1. Nice one!


    • I mean, a good post about how much it reveal our human nature and selfishness


  2. Profound insights on the way our society and myself) is fallen, on and offline. I think it’s comical but tragic that “selfie” is the word of the year. Although I don’t think being selfish is truly loving oneself anyway in the way God intended, because it makes me hate myself more and more! Truly loving yourself is done paradoxically by not making yourself the object of love, but God and others.


    • Amen Lauren.
      God Bless!
      JD



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