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Thursday, May 12, 2016
Mary TV May 12, 2016 Reflection - Day 15 - Die to Self!
Make everything die in you that hinders you from loving and serving!
(c) Mateo Ivankovic 2016
May 12, 2016
Sts Nereus and Achilleus, St. Pancras
Consecration Day 15
Dear Family of Mary!
15 of our Consecration! We are praying to receive a knowledge of
ourselves during this week of preparation. But today we do not ask for
knowledge. We ask to death! We ask to die to ourselves! How does this
make sense? Well,
it makes sense to me in this way: When I struggle to keep my own
desires and emotions alive, I find that I do not have time for God. All I
can think about is my self, my own desires, my wounds, my losses, etc.
To die to those things, to let them go, and to put my "self" in the
hands of God and Our Lady would actually be a relief! In order to attain
holiness, to reach God, we must die to our puny self-interest.
Our Lady said to us:
January 2, 2010
children, Today I am calling you to, with complete trust and love, set
out with me because I desire to acquaint you with my Son. Do not be
afraid, my children, I am here with you; I am next to you. I am showing
you the way to forgive yourselves, to forgive others, and, with sincere
repentance of heart, to kneel before the Father. Make everything die in
you that hinders you from loving and saving, that you may be with Him
and in Him. Decide for a new beginning, a beginning of sincere love of
God Himself. Thank you."
everything die in you that hinders you from loving and saving..." This
is dying to self. We must set aside all that would take the place of God
in our hearts. All our druthers, all our ambitions, all our hurt
feelings and unforgiveness, all our selfishness and self love. These
things do not lead to life. Love and only love leads to life. In dying
to ourselves, we can choose to live for others, and especially for God.
This is self knowledge at its best!