Thought for the Day – 12 August – Renouncing All Things

Thought for the Day – 12 August – Meditations with Antonio Cardinal Bacci (1881-1971)

Renouncing All Things

Another necessary condition for Christ’s reign in our souls, is that we should destroy our love of self.
Our Lord charges us: “If anyone wishes to come after me, let him deny himself and take up is cross and follow me” (Mt16:24).
It is easier to renounce the goods of this world than it is to deny ourselves.
It is so difficult to renounce one’s own ego that, at first sight, it seems impossible.

Nevertheless, God demands this of us, if we intend to be perfect Christians and to be completely free to dedicate ourselves to Him.

God wishes to be absolute master of our souls because, this is His right as our Creator and Redeemer.
If we succeed in conquering our self-love and in desiring only whatever is pleasing to God, we shall find liberty and peace.
We shall be able to claim with St Paul: “It is now, no longer I that live but Christ lives in me” (Gl 2:20).”

Antonio Cardinal Bacci




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