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-I will be celebrating mass this weekend at 12:30 mass only
This positive message resulting from the self-esteem efforts of the last 20 years is a first symptom that we are still living under the powers and principalities of the slavery of death and sin. When we notice the difference between ourselves and others, that they or he or she is not like me or I am not like other people, we can be sure that we have are suffering from the hangover from our slavery to death and sin. My separate-self, monkey mind, that is constantly comparing myself to others, resenting their success and grieving over my failure is a sure sign that we are suffering from a hangover from our slavery to death and sin....that's a sign that we have been unbelieving.
I'm tempted to this sin of judgment, condemnation, competition, separate-self slavery mind.
Jesus by his triumph over death and sin, has re-created us not as competitive separate-selves but friends. Friends are the ones for whom we lay down our lives.