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Do you ever find yourself telling a story in a certain way to make yourself look better?
We pick up at a very young age from the world around us that it’s about winning or impressing. We leark quite quickly that the way to get ahead is to take the path of ascent, to climb higher and higher.
We spend all this energy maintaining this false self, carefully protecting and preserving this image that we’ve created. Jesus invites that part of us to die. The part of us that always has to be right, always has to be better, always has to look good.
Think about how many broken relationships aren’t going to get any better until somebody is the first to apologize. Why is that so hard? Because when we say we’re sorry we admit that our hands aren’t clean, that we may have contributed to this mess – saying you’re sorry is a form of death. It’s a refusal to carry on the false self and prop it up, it’s a refusal to maintain that perfect image of yourself.
Jesus invites us to lose our life so that we can really find it.
I don’t know about you but the message of this video hit me between the eyes.
- Published On : 9 years ago on November 12, 2008
- Author By : Brad Ruggles
- Last Updated : November 1, 2017 @ 1:45 pm
- In The Categories Of : Makes You Think