We have a love problem.

I had a sad realization yesterday about the current state of our world and some of the most important verses in the Bible. Matthew 22:37-39.

Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.

Love your neighbor as yourself. Here’s the sad realization I had: What if you don’t love yourself?

Does this explain the abundance of hate-filled, degrading, arrogant behaviors among our cultural? If people aren’t truly content with their own lives, and they don’t have love for themselves, how are they to extend love to others?

I’m not speaking of selfish, self-centered ways of loving yourself. I’m talking about confidence, respect, and contentment within yourself.  The love that God has for us. Why has it become so difficult for us to extend that same love to others…

Or do we love ourselves too much? Have we lost sight of Verse 37? Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.

So I ask my fellow Christians, how do we, followers of Christ, fix this love problem?

Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.

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