Are we friends with ourselves?
Henri Nouwen writes that in order to develop good relationships with others, we have to befriend ourselves. How do we do this? We need to take a good look at ourselves and acknowledge the strengths and weaknesses within us. We need to see the beauty and limitations in ourselves and see that we are rich as well as poor, generous but also have concerns about our own security. By acknowledging the truth of ourselves, “we claim the sacredness of our being”.
Lord Jesus, in you we live and move and have our being. Each day you show us your Father’s love – teach us to accept that love ourselves.