Denying one’s self

For what does it profit a man if he gains the whole world and loses or forfeits himself?

Luke 9:25

In today’s gospel reflection from Luke 9:22-25, the LORD Jesus instructs us about self denial in order to obtain the Kingdom of God.

As a child in Cathecism lessons learning about the Christian faith through scriptures and the teaching of the Church, verse 25 in today’s Gospel struck a chord with me.

The particular lesson to be learnt here is the importance of caring for the needs of our souls over the needs of our bodies.

As Christians we must diligently offer up prayers and spiritual exercises to develop, strengthen and improve our spiritual health.

In addition to this, in the same way physical health experts warn against junk food that harm the body in the long term, we also need to avoid junk food that harm our souls.

The most obvious junk food for the soul is sin.

However sin can come in many disguises to seduce us in our frailty.

The more fit or alert we are spiritually through daily prayer and communion with God, also through studying God’s Word, the more likely we are to discern entry points of sin and put a stop to them.

Today, let us ask God for a true spirit of humility to acknowledge our sinful nature and run to Him for grace and mercy to help us in our time of need.

Prayer

Holy Father, today I present before YOU my lowly human nature and all the frailties associated with it.

However God, I know that Your Son took on this same nature in other to transform it through His Divinity.

Through HIS incarnation we are united into Divine life with You our God. Restored into Your true image and likeness through the grace of baptism.

Therefore Holy Father, I come enrobed in the garments of my Saviour’s victory to receive from Your Throne of Mercy grace to help me in my time of need.

Remember Your Church throughout the world redeemed by the Blood of Your Son and make her pure and restore unto Her Your glory!

Thank You God for hearing us as we cry out to You in faith.

In Jesus Name.

Amen!

Always & Forever,

To the Lamb,

With all my ❤

27 Feb 2020

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