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24th Sunday in Ordinary Time

September 13, 2010

THE SECOND CHALLENGE OF DISCIPLESHIP:  LOVING OURSEVLES

Last week, we dealt with our need to control – the temptation to compartmentalize our faith as one of the many aspects of our lives, rather than allowing it to permeate every aspect.

This week we are dealing with the second cost and challenge to discipleship:  loving ourselves; seeing ourselves as God sees us; recognizing that we are not only worthy to be a disciple; but beloved by God.

What will it take for you to understand that you are beloved?  When you will be able to look in the mirror and not compare yourself to the people you see in magazines?  When will you stop listening to the stories that other people tell about you?  When will you see yourself as loved?

Today you are challenged to listen to the voice inside you that calls you beloved.  There is nothing you need to do to prove yourself; rather if you can recognize your own worth, you will do amazing things not because you are trying to prove something, but because it is the most natural desire to respond to love with love.

CLICK HERE for the Readings for the 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time: (Exodus 32.7-11, 13-14; 1 Timothy 1.12-17; Luke 15.1-32)

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