|The Lion of Judah|
Two things come to mind for me: One that his mother would say JMJ I know in her situation it was out of frustration but it was still a prayer. And next: You, Me and Your Father.
You = Jesus right now at this moment, Me = literally you dear reader and Our Father = God are together in a holy Trinity of love, respect and support. If we believe that God lifts us up when we are in trouble than that is self-esteem building. If we believe that Jesus came to save us than that is self-esteem building. If we believe that Jesus is with us right now, than that is self-esteem building! Without self-esteem we cannot pick up our heads, we become depressed and a feeling of unworthiness comes over us. Self-esteem for Catholics is the knowledge that God has forgiven our sins, He will never remember them. It is knowing that we are made in the image and likeness of God. It is self-esteem building to know that Jesus was fully God and Fully Man, so he went through all we do/did.
These alone should give us hope!