I began to question Paul’s advice in recent years that we should consider others better than ourselves. I met many people in psychiatric hospitals that ended up there because they tried to put others needs ahead of their own. This is how you develop codependency issues.
Jesus said to love your neighbor as yourself. You can only love God and others to the extent that you love yourself. You can’t pour from an empty cup.
Maybe it’s better to put God first and yourself second. If you love yourself, it will overflow into those around you.
For Valentines Day this next year, I am going to spend time with my valentine; me, myself, and I.