The command that we love each other as much as we love ourselves
can be turned around to read we should love ourselves as much as we
love others. We must love ourselves, doing our best to make us excel.
But let's not find ourselves markedly loving others less than we love
ourselves. In our first reading today we find Our Lord'a enemies
saying, "The just one is obnoxious to us."
Our second reading says that where our self-love outstrips our
love for others we bring on disordered and foul behavior.
It is best for us to be honest with ourselves, clearly ticking off
the arias i which others are better than us.