Thursday, March 24, 2016

Let go your ego...

"We will all find endless disguises and excuses to avoid letting go of what really needs to die for our own spiritual growth...It is always our beloved passing self that has to be let go of."
Fr. Richard Rohr, "Wondrous Encounters-Scripture for Lent"
Our precious little egos.  That's what we need to lay at the altar tonight at Holy Thursday liturgy. Something has to die in us for us to really be reborn in Christ. Our little kingdoms need to topple. Our crowns and long tassels need to be given away with the pants that no longer fit. The selfish part of ourselves that we keep wrapped in tissue paper and hidden under the bed finally needs to be recognized and let go.  Tonight is about recognizing our Beloved Lamb of God, who washes our feet with a towel around his waist and tells us to do the same for each other.  Tonight is about beginning the journey with Jesus to the holy cross and leaving our egos with him there.  It's not about us.  It's about others. Can we learn that (finally!) as we journey these next three days? Love, heidi

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