Sam Engle (Kentucky, USA)
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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....
God loves me, and I can love myself too.
Those struggling to love themselves
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I could not have found The Upper Room Moments of Prayer (on Facebook Live) sooner. For it is during these moments of centering spiritual practices, meditating on the words of scripture, praying with and for the world, that I find moments of transcendence, hear whispers of peace and hope, see glimpses of truth and justice, behold visions of love and beauty amid all the stark realities that are around me.”