Thursday after Ash Wednesday: Living for Others
Deny yourself, take up your cross and follow me. Jesus calls us to do three things for Him in today’s Gospel, but three things which we probably all can agree are not easy things for us to do. They are, however, essential and essential to any and all vocations we are being called to.
Denying ourselves. Although self-preservation is a strong human instinct and perhaps in many ways important to everything we do; when we allow self-preservation to be what guides us always in life we quickly become selfish, self-absorbed, self-interested and before we know it, totally consumed with ourselves. Self-denial