Does your love for others outweigh your love for yourself?
This looks like you giving your all to another but not taking the time to care for your own needs. You run from place to place, or relationship to relationship, giving without limits until you find yourself dry and exhausted. Maybe resentment starts to creep in when you consider all that you are doing for others, and yet, there is no one doing for you.
What if God has been inviting you not just to rest but to remember that you are first called to love God and love yourself? What if living out the commandments in that order gives you boundless energy to love others in ways that God is asking you to? What if stopping and caring for yourself is the missing link for you to live a full life?
How has God loved you and invited you to remember that you are worthy and enough?
This message is an excerpt of “The revolutionary act of self-care” by Rozella Haydée White in the May 30, 2018 issue of Café.
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