For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me will save it. Luke 9:24
“I alone can decide between giving wholeheartedly of myself and my energies or limiting my giving.”
All Saints Sisters from their Rule (1980) as recounted in What Do You Seek? Wisdom from Religious Life for Today’s World by John-Francis Friendship (Norwich: Canterbury Press, 2021) 102.
Click to learn more about the All Saints Sisters who celebrate life “as having nothing yet possessing everything” and dedicate all they are and all they have to “sharing Christ.”
What if we aimed at sharing with such commitment and resolve?
Whether or not you sell everything and live in Christian community, sit in the reality that you are the only one who can define the limits to your giving. But just remember this.
If you aim to save your life, you will lose it. Only those who lose their lives for Christ will find them.
As my word for 2022 is share, or sharing, I particularly love that the All Saints Sisters focus on sharing Christ through wholehearted giving. Let’s join them in this pursuit for God’s glory.