quote:The way everyone loves him/herself ought to be pretty obvious. We all look for comfort and try to avoid pain, we feel miserable when our egos are hurt etc. Pretty ordinary obvious stuff I would think.
But that is more, to me, just self preservation.
Actually loving oneself; regarding oneself with respect, generosity, fondness, and admiration...cherishing oneself...accepting oneself unconditionally, flaws and all, while encouraging and supporting oneself to improve where one sees a need...
This is love for oneself. It exactly the way that one loves another person.
This, frankly, is not the attitude I see displayed by most of the Christians I have encountered on this board and others.