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Finding Strength Through Detachment
February 10 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Then Jesus said to his disciples, “Whoever wishes to come after me must deny himself, take up his cross, and follow me.—Matthew 16:24
The obvious question becomes, how badly do you want to follow Him, and what is the biggest thing you must deny yourself, or detach from that will give you the freedom to pick up your cross and follow Him?
Troubleshooting When Jesus heard this he said to him, “There is still one thing left for you: sell all that you have and distribute it to the poor, and you will have a treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.” But when he heard this he became quite sad, for he was very rich. –Luke 18: 22-23
The next question becomes; how badly do you want the promised treasure in heaven and of heaven? What might you need to sell that wouldn’t hurt your family but that is keeping you from being ALL in with your Lord and Savior?
As we make an honest assessment of those things in our life that we are overly attached to. May we look to St. Joseph, Jesus’ earthly father. There could be no better role model of an obedient dedicated and loving man. His only earthly attachments were his wife Mary and Jesus his Son. May we
We’ve been told that for us to grow in holiness we must go through a continuous conversion. A key part of that conversion requires us to detach from those things that will allow us to take the next step forward. Be it our coming to new understandings of Christ’s teachings, a deeper richer prayer life, or more frequent visits to adore Jesus. Part of that conversion is feeling as though you are beginning anew in your discipleship.
My fellow disciples; May you and I pray that we have the courage and conviction to detach from those things that are preventing us from giving our all to Christ. May you and I pray that we all live a life following Christ’s teachings ensuring that we are on the guestlist calling us to the wedding feast at His Heavenly banquet.
Please join the conversation, and share your experiences and ideas. Together we can find a way of supporting one another as we all strive to grow more Christ-like through detachment from those things that are holding us back from growing in holiness.