The bad fruit of bad teaching has been discussed in previous articles. We see the fruit in a society run amuck. We see it in people who have lost the capacity to care, because they are so self-focused. It is evident in the methods used to protect oneself from further emotional pain. But, that does not mean we should not love and care for ourselves
Do we really believe that Jesus, the master teacher, was using some form of hidden psychology with His statement about loving your neighbor? If so, would He not have taken time here--or at least somewhere--to explain the necessity of self love, and what it might look like? By following this line of thinking, we have only added insult to our ignorance.