Who wants to save your life, you will lose it - Lc 9, 22-25
At that time, Jesus said to his disciples: 22 "the son of man must suffer much, be rejected by the elders, by high priests and doctors of the law, must be killed and resurrected on the third day". 23 After Jesus told everyone: "If anyone wants to follow, renounce himself, take your cross every day and follow me. 24 for he who wants to save your life, you will lose it; and who lose your life for my sake, this saves. 25Com effect, what good is it to a man to gain the whole world, if you lose and you destroy yourself? "
To join the mind of Christ, so that our mentality is his mentality, you have to have the ability to waiver of our affections and feelings. Resign yourself is give up selfish, proud and pride. We have to look at life. In fact, we need stripping, undress each other, put us, often, masks, makeup on top of our being, and we ended up not being what, in fact, are. When we look in the mirror just as we are, there's our face. Give up, stop wearing masks and costumes. We need an attitude of confidence in those who want to follow when we are able to give up ourselves. When I'm able to put God's will above my, grows in me a love for Jesus Christ and his Word. Take up your cross, not abandon, don't run it, don't want to live a life without problems. Let's face our problems as challenges to be overcome, overcome with High strength, but does not flee. We need to assume what we are, take our weaknesses and shortcomings. I can transform them by the power of God, but in him is only transformed what is assumed, that we left aside. For example: you want to transform your wedding God? Take your wedding. You want God turn the weaknesses of your heart? Take them, because that's where he wants to go in, you want to do something new and change. We are disciples of Jesus, we follow his steps, let him go ahead and we're going after, always looking for him without losing direction.
Adapted by Flávio from site CN
Senhor, que sejamos discípulos de Jesus, sigamos seus passos, deixemos que Ele vá à frente.
Traçando o sinal da cruz em seu/ua filho/a: Abençoe a você (nome do filho/a), nosso Deus que é † Pai, Filho e Espírito Santo, para que você filho/a viva sempre no amor de Deus e fazendo só o bem a todos. Amém!
By tracing the sign of the cross in you say: Bless me Lord God that is † father, son, and holy spirit, to live always in your love and doing good to all. Amen!
By tracing the sign of the cross on your son/daughter/au: Bless you (name of child), our God who is † father, son, and holy spirit, for you child alive always in love of God and doing good to all. Amen!