One of my life-long journeys is learning Christ-like love for myself, and today I fasted for help in loving myself more completely. During my fast, I found myself thinking critically of myself and in effect placing conditions on my love for myself. I heard HWN today when the Spirit helped me recognize this as opposite to God’s love for me, which is unconditional! I have felt that love, and I felt it again today :) I believe I can develop this type of perfect love for myself as well!
This also reminded me of a quote from President Uchtdorf:
“Though we are incomplete, God loves us completely. Though we are imperfect, He loves us perfectly. Though we may feel lost and without compass, God’s love encompasses us completely.” (The Love of God)
I also had a wonderful time at our family dinner this evening :)