It's hard in a world that values physical beauty over quality of character to love the person you see in the mirror. But it will be hard to give our love to others as God commanded if we cannot love ourselves.
I've always struggled a bit with my temper. OK...scratch that...I have always struggled with getting angry ENTIRELY too quickly. Just ask my wife...my kids...people who have served along side me in ministry...people in traffic...Let me just be real for a moment...more often than not, my fuse was (and sometimes still is) shorter than the line to the men's restroom at a Backstreet Boys concert.