Luke 9:22-25
“Within my earthly temple there’s a crowd. There’s one of me that’s humble, one that’s proud. There’s one who loves his neighbor as himself, and one who cares for naught but fame and self. From much corroding care I would be free, if once I could determine which is me.” (Poem by Edward Sanford Martin) This is the basic truth about each of us and we all know it. So the basic question becomes: Which self do you wish to express? Some kind of self-denial is inevitable.