"So be perfect, just as your heavenly Father is perfect." (Matthew 5:48)

Monday, July 12, 2010

Seeking Praise

        Jesus told his disciples that after having done all they have been commanded to do, say, "We are useless servants.  We have done no more than our duty." (Luke 17).  We are to be content after serving the Lord and not to seek his praise.  
        Nor should we seek human praise, for it can inflate our ego and set us further back on your spiritual journey.  Honors, popularity, fame... ~ all these things do not make it easier for us to get to heaven.  
        Again, quoting St. Therese, "All is vanity except loving and serving God alone."

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