Originally Posted by joshrp
Any egotism that I have I want to get rid of. Please pray that any form of egotism and self-adulation or self-righteousness is purged from my soul. I don't know how this will play out but Jesus will tell me what to do and how to think and act. Ask Him to do so from now on.
God bless you,
2. Pray before Jesus in The Blessed Sacrament. Find an Adoration Hour and sit and let God work in you and heal you and transform you
3. Read and Listen to God's Word:
Therefore pride is their necklace; violence covers them as a garment
As it is, you boast in your arrogance. All such boasting is evil.
2 Tim 3:2-5
For men will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, 3 inhuman, implacable, slanderers, profligates, fierce, haters of good, 4 treacherous, reckless, swollen with conceit, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, 5 holding the form of religion but denying the power of it. Avoid such people.
Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves.
1 John 2:16
For everything in the world--the cravings of sinful man, the lust of his eyes and the boasting of what he has and does--comes not from the Father but from the world.
New Living Translation
Living as Children of Light
17With the Lordís authority I say this: Live no longer as the Gentiles do, for they are hopelessly confused. 18Their minds are full of darkness; they wander far from the life God gives because they have closed their minds and hardened their hearts against him. 19They have no sense of shame. They live for lustful pleasure and eagerly practice every kind of impurity.
20But that isnít what you learned about Christ. 21Since you have heard about Jesus and have learned the truth that comes from him, 22throw off your old sinful nature and your former way of life, which is corrupted by lust and deception. 23Instead, let the Spirit renew your thoughts and attitudes. 24Put on your new nature, created to be like Godótruly righteous and holy.
25So stop telling lies. Let us tell our neighbors the truth, for we are all parts of the same body. 26And ďdonít sin by letting anger control you.Ēd Donít let the sun go down while you are still angry, 27for anger gives a foothold to the devil.
28If you are a thief, quit stealing. Instead, use your hands for good hard work, and then give generously to others in need. 29Donít use foul or abusive language. Let everything you say be good and helpful, so that your words will be an encouragement to those who hear them.
30And do not bring sorrow to Godís Holy Spirit by the way you live. Remember, he has identified you as his own,e guaranteeing that you will be saved on the day of redemption.
31Get rid of all bitterness, rage, anger, harsh words, and slander, as well as all types of evil behavior. 32Instead, be kind to each other, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God through Christ has forgiven you.