St. Joseph Province

Missionaries Of Compassion

“Do as I have done” Jn 13,15


In Love With Self

The young man Narcissus saw his reflection in the water. He found it so beautiful that he fell passionately in love with it. From that time on he did not worry about anyone else and found no competitor for his great love of self. It got so far that one day he reached down into the water and wanted to embrace his reflection. In doing so he fell in and drowned.

_ A Roman fable

“Love your neighbour as yourself,” which indirectly means ‘love yourself first.’ Love and appreciation for oneself is important and necessary; or else we will not take care of ourselves. But it must not be to the extent that we exclude others from the ambit of our love, or in other words, it should not be excessive as in the case of Narcissus. “Too much is too bad.”

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