SELF-LOVE, Part 2
Self-love is a journey. How wonderful to be able to love ourselves by loving what God loves and forgives. He made us, was delighted by saying “It is good!” He also gave us His Son to be crucified and to forgive us for acting independently from Him.
Conversely, if we don’t love ourselves, we are not able to love others fully. If we choose God’s forgiveness, then we can forgive ourselves and others. If we don’t choose God’s forgiveness, we will try to act as freed, but we will have only chosen a mask.
Do we love ourselves enough to stop scraping together our self-worth from our broken self pieces, and start embracing the free gift of the Father’s love because of Christ’s sacrifice? Then we do not have to be feeling that our faults, inadequacies need to sum up to our virtues.
This good news gives us the true hope. It is a freedom from efforts to love ourselves more and more. It is a worth that comes from outside our brokenness. It is from the greatest of all loves, the love of Christ. We are loved and accepted by ourselves because Christ is worthy.
“The Lord your God is with you, the Mighty Warrior who saves. He will take great delight in you, in His love He will no longer rebuke you but will rejoice over you with singing” (Zephaniah 3:17).