Matthew 22;:39 (Mark 12:29-31)
God commands us to love our neighbor as we love ourselves . We are commanded to love ourselves ! God-directed love toward ourselves,
recognizing our strengths, acknowledging our weaknesses, is appropriate, authentic and redemptive, realistic and gracious.
It leads to an integrated, balanced, blessed personality. We are children of God (Romans 8:16) and we have "Christ in [us], the hope of glory." (Colossians 1:27)
Abba, Father, help me replace any destructive self-criticisms with healthy affirmations of my worth because of your Presence within me. Amen.