LET HIM RENOUNCE HIMSELF
Week 18 in Ordinary Time. Matthew 16:24-28
Jesus came into this world for a serious business. Whatever made Him to leave His Throne must be something very serious. He didn’t come for a show. He is equally inviting us to discover the seriousness of His mission and to be part of it.
Renouncing oneself is one of the greatest task, he who conquers himself can conquer the world. The mission of Jesus requires us to be fully involved and prepared. It is a task, duty and warfare. Jesus started it by renouncing Himself, He emptied Himself. Self renunciation is a daily and rigorous process that prepares one for a higher and greater mission.
It is also painful to let go of self, to develop and discipline the self so that it will be fit for the higher purpose.
May the Lord give us the courage, focus and grace to be steadfast and committed to this call through Christ our Lord Amen.
‘A CHRISTIAN IS NOT AN ORDINARY PERSON