In the Apostle Paul’s letter to the Ephesians he writes out an extended prayer that expresses his longing that his readers will be given by God the ability to understand something of the immeasurable height, depth, and breadth of how much God loves them.
Do you think this prayer has anything to do not only with how we feel about ourselves, but how we treat others?
I go through times when I am often full of self-condemnation and contempt for others. During those times I, admittedly, do not sense an assurance of how much I am loved by God. But in those moments when his acceptance and affection seem as real as Jesus, the world itself looks different to me.
Here’s a link to what Paul prayed. Wish we could talk about how important you think this prayer is…and why it is a prayer– rather than just a strongly expressed feeling. And when we don’t get it… why not?