Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Tis Not About Me

Tis Ash Wednesday and the day when we, as Catholics, are anointed with ashes to remind us that we are dust and to dust we shall return. Tis a reminder that our life in Christ is not about us...tis about The Mission, the Great Commission. Lent is a training camp for teaching us to forget ourselves so that we may be better warriors for The Message. The Message that Jesus died for our sins; though He is God, He took the form of man to battle for us against the enemy of our souls...sin.

In the Great Commission, Jesus told us to take The Message into all the world. To be able to carry that Message in our lives, we have to live according to the Gospels for the Message to have meaning. So we give up those things that hinder the Message; loose tongues, bad habits. St. Paul reminds us that the most effective way to preach the Message is to LIVE the Message.

Jesus told us to take up our cross and follow Him. Let us begin anew to put on the Gospel Life and leave behind grudges, gossip, sarcasm, and satiety of the senses. Cultivate an attitude of gratitude and be a gentle and forgiving child of God. Then we too, can speak with power and authority for the sake of The Message.

That's me away.


Dawn said...

Amen :-) It's all about Him.

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

That gets a big amen from me! To often we are all about the "what's in it for me?" mode

Shari said...

"Our life in Christ is not about us" - That's for sure. Yesterday, one of my daughters was complaining about how terrible her life is, and I reminded her of this very thing. I told her that are life on earth isn't suppose to be all good and perfect. We are here to serve Jesus. We have all of eternity to live happily in heaven.

Matthew 5:16 So let your light shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.

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