Lent With Pope Benedict XVI
"He who loves his life loses it,
and he who hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life."
"In other words, the one who wants to have his life for himself - living only for himself - is actually the one who loses his life.
Life becomes boring and empty.
Only by self abandonment does our life become broad and great.
An upright life always involves sacrifice, renunciation.
To hold out the promise of a life without this constant re-giving of self is to mislead. There is no such thing as a successful life without sacrifice."
-Homily, April 5, 2009
Excerpt from "Lent with Pope Benedict XVI Meditations for Every Day"
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