kenosis and loving another as oneself

Kenosis + Loving Another as Oneself

... kenosis* is an exercise in the pure generosity of standing in the other's place, discovering what it means to love one's neighbor as oneself — not as much as one's self, as egoic consciousness always appends, but as the intimate expression of one's own being.

Cynthia Bourgeault
The Meaning of Mary Magdalene

 

* earlier in the text, Bourgeault defines kenosis as coming "from the Greek verb kenosein, which means to empty oneself"
 

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