The Gospel (Good News) isn’t that you can love yourself. It’s that God so loved you that He gave His only Son . . .”
Me to me love,
From me to me,
Stays stuck in me.
Lord, help me see
And love both
My neighbor and
Self-love doesn’t go beyond me to anyone else. To love one another we need to embrace neighbor-love.
I continually sense a tender wooing to enter deeper into spontaneous, unforced, and unprogrammed heart-to-heart interaction with the living Jesus. I think guilt, rebellion, and pride are the biggest blockers of our awareness of God’s love for us. Those are overcome by embracing humility, confession, repentance, and the direct, ongoing, and glorious revelation that we are being personally and deeply loved and transformed by the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit and invited to enter more fully into their intimacy.