I think that with all that is going on in this world, NOTHING is to be taken for granted – not even the feelings someone says they have for us. We’ve all heard the sayings, “a picture is worth a thousand words,” or “show and prove,” “put your money where your mouth is,” “easier said than done,” etc..
At the end of the day, your actions and deeds will always speak volumes over your words. And while out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks, we walk our walk and talk our talk – but who’s to say that one complements the other?
If who we are as people is displayed by the light that shines within us, then what are those people who have very dim lights (if any light at all) saying about themselves? Is it possible to dwell among those without the sun? Is it possible to assist with getting them there?
I have found that we, as human beings, have it in our nature to be generally good people. Some of us have more character, better ethics, and higher morals than some: but I’d like to think that while all of us are born in sin, there is some measure of goodness in every breath of life given. That is crucial when it comes to choices, and isn’t that what our faith walk is all about? CHOICES.
Since we cannot serve two masters, since indecisiveness could conceivably be one of the worst traits to possess, and the bible tells us to be either hot or cold, I am inclined to believe the same holds for loving ourselves.
I believe that the ultimate love is the love God shows us that He has for us, demonstrated through the love we should have for ourselves. So if you love me, say it, if you trust me to do it, if you want me to show it, and if you need me to prove it. He has, now will you?