Sunday, August 10, 2008

Love others as myself

The command says, "You shall love your neighbour as yourself"; but properly understood, it also says, "You shall love yourself in the right way." If anyone, then, refuses to learn from Christianity how to love himself in the right way, he cannot love his neighbour either.
Therefore, to love mysel in the right way and to love my neighbour correspond perfectly to one another; fundamentally, they are the same thing.
So many Christians say we are not to love ourselves; and yet, if I do not love myself (in the right way, of course), then how in the world can I possibly love my neighbour? The two ARE as one...

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