“Love your neighbour as yourself.” // Mark 12:21
Coinciding this verse with “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your mind and with all your strength” [mark 12:30], Jesus states very clearly that these two commandments are of highest importance; greater than any other.
I want to focus on: ‘love your neighbour as yourself’, but looking at it from a different perspective.
You see, we are to LOVE our neighbour as OUR SELF, meaning, we cannot forget to love ourselves as well.
How can you love others if you don’t even love ‘you’? It might sound funny to think of loving yourself, but each of us were created so beautiful and unique that we really need to start looking at the beauty within us & the gifts God has given us. For me personally, once I totally surrendered to God and loved Him with my whole heart, mind and strength, I was overjoyed & filled with His love, so much so that I started to love my self as well.
As these days seem busier than ever –whether its school, work or trying to please everyone around you—don’t forget to stop. b r e a t h.. & love yourself too!