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Is self-love good or bad?

Two kinds of self-love: conditional and UNconditional. Conditional-self-love is unhealthy, rooted in pride, self-absorption — I love myself when I perform up to expectations, or better, when I exceed expectations. But UNconditional-self-love is Jesus-like. Jesus loves us kids of His UNconditionally. Humble/Jesus-like Christians love themselves UNconditionally, and others UNconditionally. Prideful Christians love themselves conditionally, and others conditionally. Hard on self, hard on others. Secretly. Because niceness is considered a virtue in the Church. We’ve learned to appear nice, gracious, while keeping our true thoughts to ourselves. Seculars are not impressed by us prideful Christians.

— Dave McCarty, GospelFriendships, encouraging Christians in Gospel-awareness, self-awareness, and sovereignty-awareness, that Christians — especially DAVE, might be awakened by the Spirit to ooze with Jesus-humility and Jesus-love

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