Whoever loses his life for my sake will save it

February 19, 2015 12:00 am

“If anyone wishes to come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me. For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will save it. What profit is there for one to gain the whole world yet lose or forfeit himself?” (Lk 9: 23-25)

Giver or demander? To protect our lives or the lives of our friends? Our goal is “to come after” Him, so we “must deny ourselves, take up our crosses daily and follow Him.” When we think of our friends and our families and when we are concerned about what we can do for them, not about what they should do for us, we have better lives. And this will save our lives.

“Repent, says the Lord; the Kingdom of heaven is at hand.” (Gospel Acclamation)

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