I asked friends, “If self-love (not arrogant, but confident) were a new jar of peanut butter with a tight lid that absolutely refused to budge open, what would be the jar opener? What helps us access self-love?”
Here’s what they said:
Sue Miholer: We need a rubber grip. The Holy Spirit does that for us–helps us see ourselves through God’s eyes (helps us get a better grip on who we really are). He helps us open the jar to get into the sweet creamy contents of who we are.
Ruth Ragin: Being gentle with ourselves, realizing we are all a work in progress, will allow us to forgive all things, opening the flow of true love, which includes love of self.
Karla Farr: This jar would have to be labeled, The Peanut Butter of Self Forgiveness and Self Worth. Self-love only comes with understanding where our value lies. In order to open the peanut butter, we have to remember who we are in Jesus.
Cathy Rogers: Love that comes from other people helps us remember the love we should have for ourselves. In essence, it reflects the love that Jesus has for us and brings humility.
What helps you open the peanut butter jar? What tightens the lid?