It took years for Micah to change his thoughts to conquer that inner enemy. It’s a daily battle for most of us — that is why asking God to give us THIS DAY our daily bread is imperative — this bread is the Bread of life (a food that does not spoil) – God’s Spirit, God’s Presence, and God’s Light. “Self-love, that is deeply seeded, deeply planted, produces love fruit.” God knows, we need love fruit — because love fruit inspires, heals, and transforms lives. So, “become your ‘best-est’ and kindest friend … love the real you, embrace the process of becoming your best you, give it your best try every day, and when you fall, forgive yourself, get up, brush yourself off, and get back in the business of loving you! In doing this, you will be able to extend real love to others!”
How do you SELF-LOVE, when church and society, from podiums and pulpits and newsrooms across America and the World, tell you that your human being, your created being, your state of being, your unique fingerprint, is hated by God and that God has no place or fellowship with human beings that are NOT white, wealthy, and heterosexual (straight)? How does a child and adult-child cope with the abusive agony felt when rejected by family and friends during social-emotional and cognitive formative years?