Mk 4:21-25 Coming To The Light
The Saints are saints because they stripped themselves of all human fallacies, of human wisdom and follies. They tore themselves free from all inhibitions - their very human limitations, and revealed to all their inner struggles through their prayers, written with humility and many, many tears. The Saints are simple in appearance; simple in relationships – they simply love. They hide no weakness and cover no wounds. They have taken the advice of St. Paul: “When I am weak, then I am strong” (2Cor 12:10). They learned the hard lessons of truth, and practice makes perfect. They practice it with love. By doing all of this, they radiate in His glory. The truth is simple: Whoever wishes to come after me must deny themselves, pick up their cross and follow me (Mk 8:34). For whoever wishes to be the first will be last (Mk 10:44) and unless the grain of wheat fall to the ground and dies, it cannot bear any fruit (Jn 12:24). Spiritual progress, perfection is made when this simple truth is simply learned and simply practiced out of love.
These are the very conditions of discipleship. There is no way to hiding from them. What has helped me in my life is to never look at another’s sin but only my own. So the question is the same as our God’s: Where are you today? What is going through your veins? What’s on your mind and in your heart? What are you so focused on?
Reject all that is sinful and come to the Light!