Fr. Themi on Giving All for Christ (Part 2)…
- So, we are called to declare the son in the presence of all the world. Now, to love the son means that we deliberately declare ourselves to be the least worthy of his soldiers. This must be so because Christ emptied himself and took on the form of a servant for us. Likewise, we now need to empty ourselves of all hatred, anger, agitation, self-aggrandizement, arrogance, impatience, bitterness and disobedience. Then take on the fruit of the Holy Spirit: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. In this way our training, as soldiers for Christ, prepares us for the coming battle ahead.
- Then after having done all this we must do it with the thought that we are the least worthy creatures among our fellow man. It is in that way that we place ourselves, in all humility, into the hand of the Lord and patiently await his abundant mercy.
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