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Loving Ourselves Too

  • 2013 19 Dec
Loving Ourselves Too

Certainly we’ve all heard about the importance of loving others. Scripture is replete with admonitions to love others. But Scripture says to “love your neighbor as yourself” (Matthew 22:37). Think about this. What if we loved our neighbor in ways we often care for ourselves, with self-criticism, self-condemnation and inner harshness? Obviously this would be no way to treat another person. Might this Scripture imply that we are also to be loving and caring with ourselves? 

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