Something to ponder.
A reading from the Letter of Saint James (James 2:14-18)
What good is it , my brothers and sisters, if someone says they have faith, but does not have works. Can that faith save him? If a brother or a sister, has nothing to wear or no food for the day and one of you says,"Go in peace, keep warm and eat well," but you do not give them the nessesities of the body, what good is it. So also faith of itself, if it does not have works, it is dead.
Indeed someone might say, "You have faith and I have works."
Demonstrate your faith to me without works, and I will demonstrate to you my faith to you from my works.
While I am not big on using Biblical passages to illustrate my point, this one really spoke to me.
If you can't love yourself, how the hell you gonna love somebody else. Can I get an Amen?