The question he asked today: How can you begin to love yourself better today?
I got an answer pretty quickly.
Faithfully do the things needed to honestly care, tend and minister to your mind, body and spirit.
Simple, huh? Yes and no. It’s a process, a matter of getting back on the wagon each time we fall off, eventually we won’t fall off as often. 🙂
Matthew 22: NLT 37 Jesus replied, “‘You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind.’ 38 This is the first and greatest commandment. 39 A second is equally important: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ 40 The entire law and all the demands of the prophets are based on these two commandments.” source
Another point made was if we do not care for ourselves, it’s a pretty good bet we are not caring for others either and perhaps even our love for GOD is affected adversely as well. Actually, this is what he said:
“I’m no Bible scholar, but I can’t help but notice those last two words: “as yourself.” In one statement Jesus links the ideas of loving God, loving your neighbor, and loving yourself. In my experience, this rings true. All three of those loves tend to rise and fall together. The more you love one, the more you love the others. People who never learn to love their true selves are often also limited in their love for God and others.” By Mike Foster, A Five Day Devo (Packed with Grace) People of the Second Chance, Day 3 located at Bible.com.
If the Church Don't Rise ~ ~ ~ , Kathie