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  • David

    September 19, 2021 at 6:30 am

    In keeping with the theme of dependence, the sin that so easily entangles me and distracts me from keeping my eyes focused on Jesus is independence, trying to make my own way rather than following the path laid down by Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of the Faith. Independence sets us up for humanism (I get to decide what is right and wrong) and idolatry (the worship of other Gods, money, position, status, power, sex, etc.).

    Dependence is following the narrow path laid down by Jesus. It is the way of the Cross. It is the way to victory. It’s the way that overcomes the law of sin and death. The fact that Jesus has already blazed (pioneered) the way makes it clear, but not necessarily easier. I first have to deny myself, surrender my independence, and then pick up my own cross and follow Him without being distracted by anything or anyone. Lord let it be so with me!