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UPDATE: Thanks for the thoughts so far! Zalm tried to trackback but because he's so immersed in thought right now, he accidentally tracked back the post above this one. You can read his thoughts here.

Don't know how this one will go over, but here goes...

One of the scriptural texts for this week is from Philippians 2. Click on the quote below to see the whole passage. I'm mainly interested in these first few verses:

If then there is any encouragement in Christ, any consolation from love, any sharing in the Spirit, any compassion and sympathy, 2make my joy complete: be of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind. 3Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility regard others as better than yourselves. 4Let each of you look not to your own interests, but to the interests of others. 5Let the same mind be in you that was in Christ Jesus...

Here's where you come in. I invite you to share your reaction to the following statement, as well as your thoughts regarding the juxtaposition of this statement with the quote from Philippians above (if any). Ready? Here goes:

To love others you must first love yourself.

Comments are welcome and encouraged.

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