Wednesday, September 28: The “Go” of Unconditional Identification

i am aiming for holiness.  but is it just to feed my controlling passion to be perfect — without realizing the sacrifices it entails?  am i not receiving the grace to reach it because i don’t really have the right frame of mind and heart?

the daily grind of accomplishing things makes me lose my focus on the Most Important Person in my life.   my attraction to Him has been superseded by fleeting earthly joys and disappointments at the same time.

“From Jesus Christ’s perspective, oneness with Him, with nothing between, is the only good thing.” — My Utmost For His Highest

we are called to closely and unconditionally identify with Christ in all things  —  letting go of our controlling passions and everything else that comes between Him and us.  and yes, even our loyalties and allegiances to other people.

“Jesus looked at him and loved him. “One thing you lack,” he said. “Go, sell everything you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.” (Mark 10:21)

has Jesus ever looked this way at you?

am i responding to His loving and captivating gaze in the same wavelength?  am i allowing this look of Jesus to transform and penetrate my very being to be one with Him in thought and deed?

my Lord, forgive me.


“Jesus, You know the desires of my heart, so please help me.”

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