Does it surprise you that “Jesus taught that the standard for our love of others is our self-love“? (p 53)
It does me a lot of days. Those days when I find so much about myself I do not love. What should I do those days?
McKnight suggests we love ourselves because we are eikons of God, we forgive ourselves and we love ourselves by doing to “others as you would have them do to you.” (pp 54 – 56)
Does that seem like a good plan to you?