A Lesson On Self-Worth

From a scale of one to ten, ten being the highest, rate your self and the random person nearest you.

In other words, if you will put a value to yourself and to that “other” person, from one to ten, what would it be?

Epiphany: Anyone who answers less than 10 from either or both may have serious relational problems in the long run.



Seeing ourselves more valuable makes us selfish and uncaring. While assuming that someone is more valuable than us gives us feelings of insecurity and self-pity.

If we don’t give our life and the lives of others the highest value, then how can we be grateful for our own life and be respectful of the lives of others?

When we have a mindset of everyone is equally valuable, it is easier to be courteous and appreciative.

We don’t immediately focus on the flaws of another, because we know she is still as valuable as we are, with or without the flaws.

We can easily respect another person’s opinion, because she is as privileged to speak hers as we are.

We are not quick to defend ourselves when we are misjudged, because we know ourselves. We love ourselves and we understand that we will not be devalued by anything that anyone could ever say.

That’s why Jesus said that we should love our neighbors as we love our selves.