Saturday, September 7, 2013
Renouncing self to follow Jesus
The spirit of sacrifice is behind many successes in life. We ought to learn to give up some things for the sake of gaining something of greater value, especially in the after life, after all this life is but temporary and there still is the everlasting life to seek for, which is God’s reward to us for doing His will and commandments. Jesus talks of such sacrifice when we give prime importance to His words and commands. We have to make the right choices in this life. That’s what Jesus means to tell us in Mt. 10:37-39. “Anyone who does not take up his cross and follow in my footsteps is not worthy of me. Anyone who finds his life will lose it; anyone who loses his life for my sake will find it.” It’s true family acquaintances are really closest for most of us but they are not over and above our allegiance to God, after all God is the very source of our life and He is our final goal and destiny to reward us for all the good we ever did in this our passing and transitory life.