It’s so important to love and respect yourself. This does not mean some type of self-absorption where you feel the world revolves around you. It means being kind to yourself because you are a child of God. Take care of yourself, and don’t slay the God within you. Allow yourself the opportunity in your daily life to let the Christ within manifest itself. This is what is meant when it is said that you must love your neighbor as yourself. When you love peace of mind, love doing the right thing, and love living according to divine law, then you can love and respect yourself for the person you are.