The more we lose our egos’ cravings…the more peace we gain.
(Listen to my song “Breathe On Me” by clicking HERE)
Jesus said to all, “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.”
To be a Christian is to be a radical in today’s culture.
While our society urges us to amass more and more stuff and to satisfy our egos’ every whim and desire, Jesus instead said to deny those self-centered desires and faithfully carry your daily struggles and persecutions while following his path of love, compassion and justice.
For the paradox is this: If we follow our culture’s path we gain power, prestige and possessions…but end up with nothing because it all eventually disappears.
If we never realize that in life…death will deliver the message with final certainty.
And if we wait for death to reveal that fact…then we would end up never knowing why we lived in the first place!
But if we follow Jesus and let go of our ego’s insatiable desires…we end up finding our true selves and the meaning of our existence.
That is true salvation!
Listen to the song of the day “Breathe On Me” by clicking HERE.
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Remember…God loves you!