How have you died for Christ today?

We are called to die to ourselves for Christ every day. There are many ways we do this. Examples: Witnessing in action, witnessing in words, fasting, suffering in holiness, sacraficing for the good of others, etc.

Share how you died for Christ today.

Today, I am suffering the fourth day of a bad digestive system flu, which has given me vomiting, liquid diarhea, intestional cramps, bad stomach heartburn. One bad period had 27 hours with a least one trip to the toilet.

I offer this suffering up (as requested by Pope Benedict XVI as days of fast (this Monday & Tuesday) for world peace and peace in Iraq) and bear it in holiness.

The crosses we bear often are those we do not choose or want.

I have done something much less, but for me I think it was important. :stuck_out_tongue:

Today I “died” when I recognized that I need more often to let go of voicing my own ideas and letting others “drive” the conversation. Specifically, my wife and son each talked to me and I refrained from interrupting them almost completely.

Also today I am fighting procrastination, which has been a big stumbling block for me. I am letting go of certain things that disract me from tasks I feel are important, and a couple times today I refrained from coming here to this forum until after accomplishing other tasks.

Alan

T.A.Sobie, I hope you feel better soon, Holy Father, I offer my sufferings to your beloved son, Our Lord, for world peace. Amen

:frowning: I dont know if im doing anything like dying for Christ :frowning: . I have a problem of geting angry, when i talk about God. Today my mum said that nazi are standing in for election. I then said i knew a person (i may have said a freind) that voted for the b.m.p. he was just sombody i use to work with, that i dont know anymore. i certainly didnt hang out with him.

I said to him that he shouldnt join them because they are rasist.

I told my mum this to day and she started geting angry( she is ruled by her passions) saying, that i should not have spoken to him, and that he was scum. I try to say that, regardless of him voting for the bmp, he is my brother, and that i had to try and free him fro his ignorance. She was having none of it. (she is a socailist and a atheist) She is like a bull in a china shop.

I tryed to tell her that, it was my duty as a Christian to try and free people from there ignorance, and that i shouldnt hate them no matter what, i should prey for them. But she is full of bitterness. Alot of what she said was true, but she kept saying that when jesus came he only spoke to Good people and that its in the bible. I said to her, that it wasnt true, and that she should read the bible before she qouted it to me (i was really rude, and started blowing my top).

If it ant something about socail degradation, its about abortion.
I dont know if its paranoia but i feel like she keeps attacking my faith with various circlura ideologys. But I still love her.

God forgive my weak use of your strength.

[quote=freesoulhope]:frowning: I dont know if im doing anything like dying for Christ :frowning: . I have a problem of geting angry, when i talk about God. Today my mum said that nazi are standing in for election. I then said i knew a person (i may have said a freind) that voted for the b.m.p. he was just sombody i use to work with, that i dont know anymore. i certainly didnt hang out with him.

I said to him that he shouldnt join them because they are rasist.

I told my mum this to day and she started geting angry( she is ruled by her passions) saying, that i should not have spoken to him, and that he was scum. I try to say that, regardless of him voting for the bmp, he is my brother, and that i had to try and free him fro his ignorance. She was having none of it. (she is a socailist and a atheist) She is like a bull in a china shop.

I tryed to tell her that, it was my duty as a Christian to try and free people from there ignorance, and that i shouldnt hate them no matter what, i should prey for them. But she is full of bitterness. Alot of what she said was true, but she kept saying that when jesus came he only spoke to Good people and that its in the bible. I said to her, that it wasnt true, and that she should read the bible before she qouted it to me (i was really rude, and started blowing my top).

If it ant something about socail degradation, its about abortion.
I dont know if its paranoia but i feel like she keeps attacking my faith with various circlura ideologys. But I still love her.

God forgive my weak use of your strength.
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It sounds to me like you are dying for Christ, as you are being persecuted for doing His work (provided that you are not disrespectful to your mother of course – and that’s part of the sadness I gathered from your post.) It is impossible that He only talked to “good” people when he came, for there weren’t any and that’s why He came in the first place.

Alan

St. Therese the Little Flower would often say it is the little things that we do for God out of love.

The church agreed strongly enough with this philosophy to make her a Doctor of the Church.

In our little sacrifices each day, we join Jesus on the cross and die for him.

I have read that as christians we are all called to “die for Christ” and pick up our crosses daily.
I have to admit that I have trouble with pride…so I’m going to try and swollow my pride everyday…Gulp!
Also I work with the sick and aging and it can be a challenge…so I’m testing my patience one day at a time.:whacky:

Once, in confession, I voiced my concern that I do not pray enough. The priest reminded me that I am a wife and mother - and the things I do for my family are prayers in and of themselves - cooking a meal, folding a load of clothes, etc.

With that in mind, would the little sacrifices that we (mothers) make for her family count as dying for Christ? Such as wearing those old brown sandals one more season b/c dd needs some summer clothes, or bonding over Star Trek with ds all the time gritting my teeth b/c House is on the other channel at the same time :smiley:

I can’t really think of anything huge - just the little things that come up. Are there any other moms out there who know what I mean?

[quote=T.A.Stobie, SFO]Today, I am suffering the fourth day of a bad digestive system flu, which has given me vomiting, liquid diarhea, intestional cramps, bad stomach heartburn. One bad period had 27 hours with a least one trip to the toilet.

I offer this suffering up (as requested by Pope Benedict XVI as days of fast (this Monday & Tuesday) for world peace and peace in Iraq) and bear it in holiness.

The crosses we bear often are those we do not choose or want.
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That’s horrible suffering! :frowning: My sympathy and prayers go out to you.

[quote=Little Mary]Once, in confession, I voiced my concern that I do not pray enough. The priest reminded me that I am a wife and mother - and the things I do for my family are prayers in and of themselves - cooking a meal, folding a load of clothes, etc.

With that in mind, would the little sacrifices that we (mothers) make for her family count as dying for Christ? Such as wearing those old brown sandals one more season b/c dd needs some summer clothes, or bonding over Star Trek with ds all the time gritting my teeth b/c House is on the other channel at the same time :smiley:

I can’t really think of anything huge - just the little things that come up. Are there any other moms out there who know what I mean?
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Absolutely, those little sacrifices of love mean a lot.

[quote=Little Mary]Once, in confession, I voiced my concern that I do not pray enough. The priest reminded me that I am a wife and mother - and the things I do for my family are prayers in and of themselves - cooking a meal, folding a load of clothes, etc.

With that in mind, would the little sacrifices that we (mothers) make for her family count as dying for Christ? Such as wearing those old brown sandals one more season b/c dd needs some summer clothes, or bonding over Star Trek with ds all the time gritting my teeth b/c House is on the other channel at the same time :smiley:

I can’t really think of anything huge - just the little things that come up. Are there any other moms out there who know what I mean?
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Remember this beautiful quote from Mother Teresa when you start wondering: We are not called to do great things, but rather small things with great love.

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