Monday, September 30, 2013

A Prayer for Monday, September 30, 2013

Self-Love (Part 2)

O God,

“Love your neighbor as yourself,” your Son told us.

But what does it mean for us to love ourselves?

Perhaps part of what it means is for us to realize and accept the reality that we are people in need, that we cannot make it on our own and that we require help if we are going to make it.

Having come to terms with the need we have, then we can better empathize with and respond to the need that others have for help.

So forgive us for acting like we can make it on our own; help us to embrace the twin facts that we need you and that we need other people.

Then, help us to see other people in the way that we have come to see ourselves—as sisters and brothers who need our love, our encouragement, our compassion, and our help.


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