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Monday, September 24, 2012

Chapter 14:The "Other" Commandment Quote

There seems to be some confusion in the world about the difference between self-love and selfishness. Elder Holland said, 

"We receive mixed messages today that self-love and a sense of self-worth are forms of selfishness and conceit. However, I know from my own experience that when I don't fully accept myself and all of my warts, blemishes, and imperfections, I am crippled in my charity toward God and my neighbors. Let me encourage you not to feel guilty as you aspire to appropriate self-love, which comes in part by honest self-knowledge and acceptance." (Jeffrey R. and Patricia T. Holland, On Earth as It Is in Heaven, 1989.)

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