“To begin by always thinking of love as an action rather than a feeling is one way in which anyone using the word in this manner automatically assumes accountability and responsibility”. ~ BELL HOOKS
Professing Love Practicing Love
In our study the author Brene’ Brown confesses something I am guilty of “When I’m tired or stressed, I can be mean and blaming—especially toward my husband, Steve. If I truly love Steve (and, oh man, I do), then how I behave every day is as important, if not more important, than saying “I love you” every day. When we don’t practice love with the people we claim to love, it takes a lot out of us. Incongruent living is exhausting.”
Do you ever find it hard to always practice love?
I must admit I do. I wish I could tell you I continually flow full of the fruits of the Holy Spirit and I am always patient, kind and loving. The truth is-I am not! I really struggle some days. I have to continually keep myself in check. Several Joyce Meyer’s books have been a great help to me. Email me and I will be happy to send you a list (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Can We Love Others More Than We Love Ourselves?
“Renae Cobb, a therapist-in-training by day and an undercover writer and occasional blog contributor by night, wrote:
‘Certainly, the people we love inspire us to heights of love and compassion that we might have never achieved otherwise, but to really scale those heights, we often have to go to the depths of who we are, light/shadow, good/evil, loving/destructive, and figure out our own stuff in order to love them better. So I’m not sure it’s an either/or but a both/and. We love others fiercely, maybe more than we think we love ourselves, but that fierce love should drive us to the depths of ourselves so that we can learn to be compassionate with ourselves.’”
Should we love others more than ourselves?
I really would like to know your thoughts? The new trend now is “self love.”
Is it Biblical? Is it healthy physically?
What is your view? Please let me know.