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Thursday, January 24th, 2019


Bitterness and vitriol fill the media these days between the government shutdown negotiations and the Covington Catholic school story. Every one has an opinion and too many feel the need to share it publicly. It’s human nature to enjoy being “right” or having our own views validated. But when we choose this feeling of superiority or victory over a positive relationship with our fellow man, what good are we bringing to the world? Victory without love is hollow and empty. So how do we re-center our minds on what is really important? Jesus told us, saying, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me. For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will save it.” In self-denial we place others as more important than ourselves; however, we also place the betterment of all over our own shallow victory. Those who chase victory over love will find neither. Today, deny yourself the pleasure of feeling morally or idealistically superior and instead find place of agreement with others that you can build upon.

“And he said to all, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me. For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will save it.” – Luke 9:23-24 ESV

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