“a Lamp to my feet. a Light for my path.” – Luke 13:23-24

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TODAY’S WORD…

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Jesus said,

“Try your best to enter by the narrow door

because, I tell you,

many will try to enter and will not succeed…”

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– Luke 13:23-24(JB)

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REFLECTION…

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We are all called

to form part of the Kingdom of God,

for He "desires all people to be saved" (1 Tim 2:4).

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Certainly, only those of us who make a serious effort

can reach the goal of salvation

– and Our Lord emphasises this

by using the simile of the narrow door.

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Ego, pride,

self-centeredness,

weaknesses,

urges and cravings,

– am I doing anything to prevent all these from firmly attaching themselves to me?

Do I regularly justify my habits and lifestyle to myself,

and perhaps even to others?

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Am I truly interested in passing through that door

and, if so, do I think I will manage to pass through it

without any need to change?

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There is no way that I will be able to pass through

that ultimate and all-important door

unless I recognise and struggle against,

repent from and shed

my self-indulgence.

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How terrible it will be

to find myself trying to enter

…and not succeeding.

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QUOTE…

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"A Christian’s struggle must be unceasing,

for interior life consists

in beginning and beginning again.

This prevents us from proudly thinking

that we are perfect already."

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– St. Josemaria Escriva

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REPETITIVE PRAYER FOR TODAY…

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Oh how I need You, Lord, to come and rescue me from myself.

Come, Holy Spirit, come and change me.

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