Jesus said, “This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’” - Matthew 22:38-39 (NIV)

One of my friends in high school suffered from depression and suicidal thoughts. I tried to reassure my friend that I would always be there for support and encouragement, which my friend appreciated. But despite all the actions that I — and others — took, my friend died by suicide....

Today's Prayer
Dear God, thank you for the everlasting love and mercy you show us. Give us the strength to love ourselves and others like you love us. Amen.
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Today's Reading
Matthew 22:34-40

Thought for the Day

God loves me, and I can love myself too.

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Those struggling to love themselves


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