Monday, February 25, 2013

"Jesus said to his disciples, 'Be merciful, just as [also] your Father is merciful. Stop judging and you will not be judged. Stop condemning and you will not be condemned. Forgive and you will be forgiven. Give and gifts will be given to you; a good measure, packed together, shaken down, and overflowing, will be poured into your lap. For the measure with which you measure will in return be measured out to you." - Luke 6:36-38

This underlined passage reminds me that the love and grace that we show to ourselves God shows to us also. I know that it's about how to treat others, but I think that we must also treat ourselves lovingly and with forgiveness or we will be unable to love and forgive others. Sometimes perhaps loving and forgiving others can inspire us to love and forgive ourselves.