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

Sunday, August 28, 2011

One Form of Self-Denial

        In today's Gospel reading at Mass from Matthew 16, Jesus said to his disciples, "Whoever wishes to come after me must deny himself, take up his cross, and follow me."  For some, talking less and listening more to others will be a form of self-denial.  To follow the Lord requires listening for his voice first, and this would be difficult, if not impossible, if we do not know how to be silent.

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