This was in the context of surrendering our will to God. The quote goes "An over-weaning consideration for ourselves is the thing that keeps us from that decision (of surrendering our will), though we put it that we are considering others. I tried to look up the definition of weaning, which is "Accustom (someone) to managing without something on which they have become dependent or of which they have become excessively fond". However, that didn't really help, probably because this quote is from the early 20th century and the definition of the word has probably changed by now. Can someone help me understand this quote? Thank you!
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