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TO DENY OUR VERY SELVES

01 Mar

TO DENY OUR VERY SELVES  

[FRIDAY, 1 MARCH 2013] 

KEMURIDAN - SIAPA YANG MAU MENJADI MURIDKUGospel Reading: Matthew 16:24-27 

Then Jesus told His disciples, “If any man would come after Me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. For whoever would save his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for My sake will find it. For what will it profit a man, if he gains the whole world and forfeits his life? Or what shall a man give in return for his life? For the Son of man is to come with His angels in the glory of His Father, and then He will repay every man for what he has done.” (Mt 16:24-27 RSV) 

Prayer: Lord Jesus Christ, teach us what it means to deny our very selves. We know that we must let go of all material things in this world, of anything that would keep us from possessing You. We ask You to enter into the depths of ourselves, so that we can see and understand how we must let go of the life we cling to, how we must abandon everything into Your hands, that we must somehow embrace nothingness, in order to have You. Teach us, Lord Jesus Christ, to deny ourselves day by day, so that at Your coming, we will have no hesitation in leaving all things in this life, to be with You for all eternity. Amen. 

The prayer is taken (with slight changes) from Fr. Killian Speckner OFMConv., THE PRAYERS OF FATHER KILLIAN – A Franciscan Missionary’s Guide to Daily Devotion, Paraclete Press, 1986. 

A Christian Pilgrim

 
 

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