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What Must I Do?

Mar 21, 2022
What Must I Do?

Some of us may need to let go of money to follow Jesus, but for others, grandiose views of self, unfair expectations, and trivial worries do far more damage to a life of discipleship than anything else. Some of us need to let go of possessions, but others have too strong a grip on safety nets, past traumas, or petty grudges to be free enough to follow Jesus. Truly, nothing is too small or too insignificant. Anything that prevents us from following Jesus with our whole heart, anything that holds us back, is a stumbling block to Christian discipleship as deadly as sin. If we refuse to let go of whatever it is, we run the risk of ending up just like the rich young man: sad and far from Jesus.

—from the book Let Go: Seven Stumbling Blocks to Christian Discipleship
by Casey Cole, OFM, page vii

Let Go by Casey Cole


Catherine Miller
Mon, 03/21/2022 - 11:23 AM
Catherine Miller
Oh, boy. How true this is for me. But something that is holding us back, we can't always release. Trauma gets into the cells. The deep subconscious. Not all of us can heal some wounds, it does take a miracle, but apparently for many also tine. Often, more time than we are allowed in a life. Read "Fort Chastity," by an Operating room RN who was on the front lines of Vietnam. Letting go of immense heartache and traumatization...it's a God thing to heal that, and he works in very mysterious ways. Ways that just appear, as you mentioned before, grace from the Holy Spirit, can't be predicted. It comes as it will, unbounded and whenever. I pray for those moments to come for all of us. I think they do, but IDK. And Unfortunately, I do think, for whatever reasons, something's never heal, they just scar over. And we toddle on. Maybe I should read this book, after Lent. I'm reading a lot right now, and that can be a sepentine way of keeping from prayer. So...putting it on my wish list (s)! 😂 Whilst trying to work on having less possessions! Thanks again for helping us, for being holy guides for our Lenten season.

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