Selflessness

“Charity seeks not her own.” (I Corinthians 13:4) Saint Alphonsus has an excellent instruction on this I am working on.

“So likewise every one of you that doth not renounce all that he possesseth, cannot be my disciple.” (Luke 14:33)

“I BESEECH you therefore, brethren, by the mercy of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, pleasing unto God, your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world; but be reformed in the newness of your mind, that you may prove what is the good, and the acceptable, and the perfect will of God.” (Romans 12:1-2)

The commitment we must make requires all that we have and are. “Jesus saith to him: If thou wilt be perfect, go sell what thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come follow me.” (Matthew 19:21) We are talking about spiritually renouncing all attachment to things of earth in order to pursue holy things.