“Love your neighbor as yourself.”
—Matthew 22:39 NLT
We can only give what we possess.
If we are full of anger, it will overflow onto those around us. If we have a healthy love for ourselves, we will be able to give that love to others.
“Love your neighbor as yourself” only works when we have a healthy self-love. When we understand our identity as dearly loved sons and daughters of God.
1 John 4:19 says, “We love because he first loved us.” When we know that God loves us, we are freed to love others from a place of healthy self-esteem.
Self-love is not selfish.
It is, in fact, the path to truly loving others.
Let this short prayer accompany you in your comings and goings today:
Breathe in: Father,
Breathe out: You love me.
It’s sometimes hard to love yourself when you don’t really care about yourself, sometimes you want to give up on yourself when you just can’t win or find your way in this world. You don’t see a way to survive the pandemic
Thanks for your comment Ken! I’m with you and I’m praying for you!