How We Esteem Ourselves

Self-esteem is essential to worthy achievement but it must be founded not on human judgment, one's own or another's, but on the estimation of man as God's likeness.

As I hear, I judge," said Jesus, "and my judgment is just." How, indeed, could it be otherwise, since it was the result of his communion with the divine? Another statement of his in this connection is given for our guidance: "I receive not testimony from man." Do we receive testimony from men, and, listening not to Spirit, but to personal viewpoints, form our own judgments thereby?

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