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TO RENOUNCE ONESELF IS TO FOLLOW JESUS CHRIST

08 Oct

“For man, to follow Jesus Christ comprehends everything. All virtue, all sanctity are comprised in these two simple words which He addresses to every soul: ‘Follow me!’

‘FOLLOW ME’

But He says them to no one without prefacing them with these others, in which He lays down the conditions outside of which no response is possible to this sweet appeal: If anyone wishes to come after Me, let him deny himself, taking up his cross daily. [Mark 8:34]

YOUR TRUE PROGRESS IS JESUS CHRIST’S PROGRESS IN YOU

Is it then by loading ourselves, and with such heavy burdens, that we can follow You truly and constantly? Yes, for My kingdom is within, and the road which leads to it is an interior one; yes, because to suffer is better than to act; yes, again, because your true progress is My progress in you, and because the cross, overcoming all obstacles, overcoming you yourself, in as far as you are an obstacle to Me, opens for Me a wide and easy road, and permits Me to achieve My designs in your regard.”
– Mgr. Gay

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