Is this a call from Jesus to rally the inner troops, to muster what we can, to grin and bear it, to fake it until we give the impression that we make it? Or, is Jesus suggesting more, that is, that He would like to bestow a gift? Jesus knows the difficulty that we can have in loving ourselves, and He never simply tests us. He promises to make possible what He asks... Are we ready to receive the gift of His love?
Yours in Him,