We as Christians should always remember to love God, love others, and love self. Let’s look at self-love. In Romans, Paul argues for an honest self appraisal: “for I say, through grace given to me, to everyone who is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to thin, but to think soberly, as God has dealt to each one a measure of faith”(Romans 12:3NKJV). The purpose of self-love is to free us from preoccupation with self so that we can concentrate on others.
The attitude of Christians should be loving themselves and loving others. If we begin to hate ourselves, we will start to hate others too. We cannot resign from the human race, but we can purpose in our hearts to be like Christ.
During this Christmas season let us think about our brothers and sisters who are facing challenges in their life. You do not have to be guilty of a thing, but all of a sudden you find yourself facing difficult times. I thank God that I visited a nursing home and shared love with many of my brothers and sisters. It is my prayer all during the Christmas season that many of us will share with other brothers and sisters. We do not have to always give a gift to someone that we know. Why not take the attitude of Christ and remember that all souls are important to God.
From my family to yours, we wish you a Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year. From the author of Sin Abides, Annie Dennis Eskridge, website:http://www.ruthplace.com. Enjoy the blessings of the Lord.