Thought of the Day January 14, 2016

By 10:33 AM

"One of the greatest dangers in the spiritual life is self-rejection. When we say, "If people really knew me, they wouldn't love me," we choose the road toward darkness. Often we are made to believe that self-deprecation is a virtue, called humility. But humility is in reality the opposite of self-deprecation. It is the grateful recognition that we are precious in God's eyes and that all we are is pure gift. To grow beyond self-rejection we must have the courage to listen to the voice calling us God's beloved sons and daughters, and the determination always to live our lives according to this truth." (Henri Nouwen) Many times we live in the lie of not loving ourselves or thinking we are not loveable. One of the greatest revelation of God to us is that He loves us and that we are loveable. If we embrace this truth we live in reality as a free person. If we reject this truth, then the lie will control us and keep us in the darkness of nothingness.

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