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To love like Christ, there is no room for self-love.
Well, one cannot embrace herself and have her arms outstretched
to embrace her neighbor at the same time.

Love for self exists, only because God loves His creation.
Thus, we care for what He has created.

To go beyond this, one becomes a Narcissus, who loves his own reflection
when opportunity for greater, more enduring Love,
stands by weeping.

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Footnote: Self-love: “Inordinate regard for self to the neglect of others and indifference to their needs. In narcissism the attention is centered on the body, especially sexual self-satisfaction.”

Definition from Fr. John Hardon’s Modern Catholic Dictionary
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