save his life—loses his life

August 7, 2020 4:00 am

“For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will find it.” (MT 16: 25)

And the only difference between losing and saving is why we want to do it. If it is self-oriented and reactive—directs us to ourselves and is selfish; when is “for my sake,” when is altruistic and proactive— “will find life.”

“Blessed are they who are persecuted for the sake of righteousness; for theirs is the Kingdom of heaven.” (Gospel Acclamation)

Categorised in: Fr Jarosław Szymczak