“Self-love is the best love” is a very popular quote and especially with Valentine’s Day just passing, it was used frequently. While this quote is popular, I think I know a love that is even better than self-love, God’s love. The bible even says,” For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son…” To me that is enough, God loved us so much that he gave his only begotten Son for little ol’ us. Jesus, the Son, died on a cross for us. If that isn’t love, then I don’t know what is.
I was at work on Valentine’s Day and I had a lady come in to purchase herself a necklace. She made the statement, “yes honey, I got my nails and toes done too. I’m doing for me this Valentine’s.” She was displaying self-care and love to herself. I personally believe us women and men should all find time to take care of ourselves. If it’s just finding time out to do something you enjoy, going to the movies alone, going to lunch, whatever it may be, find time for you. While the quote says “self-love is the best love,” you can’t have self-love if you don’t know how to love; and if you don’t know how to love yourself, you can’t love others. I encourage you all to learn how to love, read 1 Corinthians 13: 4-8. This is the model on what love is, and Matthew 22: 39 tells us to love our neighbors as ourselves.
Love is important and the bible even states in 1 John that God is love. God’s love is the best love, and God loves us better than we could love ourselves.