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All posts in May 28th, 2016

Part 9, May 28

Loving yourself … Jesus told us that the most important commandment is to love God with all of who we are, and to love others as we love ourselves. Yes, that does indeed mean that we must love ourselves.

Can you stand or sit in front of a mirror, look yourself in the eye, and smile? Can you say “I love you!” and mean it, while still looking at yourself? I confess that for most of my life, I couldn’t do that. In fact, I tended to avoid looking at myself in the mirror at all! I got to be pretty competent at putting on makeup without looking at myself–I could focus on only the spot where the makeup was going, or even to see my face without seeing ME. I wonder if this resonates with anyone else? I bet it does.