Some, if not most of us have heard the saying “ Love thy neighbour as yourself” some may read this and think here we go, another person trying to tell how to treat other people nicely and be selfless, and so on… well im sure you’d be pleased to know that I’m not going that route today…instead let’s talk about you, me, us for a minute.
That quote is from the bible and I want to capitalise on the fact that it says you should love others as your YOURSELF. You see most of my life (not like I’ve lived dt long lol) I’ve been taught about how to love people because that’s what God wants and yeah sure enough that’s true but on very few occasions have I been taught to love myself and know that I can’t give what I don’t have.
(1 Corinthians 13 NLT) Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged. It does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance etc.
Now first question I’d urge you to ask yourself, is are you patient with yourself? Are you kind to yourself? Have you forgiven yourself? With the rest of the characteristic put in context to yourself and be honest with yourself….
We’d continue on the love series I’m going to give my own answers to those questions with different scenarios in my life; stay blessed 🙂