Self-pity and pride are my two basic problems as I continue to reflect on where I need to grow in living my faith. Both of these hit me in the face everyday. They keep me from truly giving to others. They are my own traps for myself. Pride is the hardest to overcome for me so I will put it aside -but just for awhile. Self-pity is so destructive when based on nothing and mine is based on nothing. I have been given much and I want more. More – wanting – more. I’m a spoiled brat. It is a wonder that people stick with me but I suppose it is a shared human trait. I found this helpful pamphlet http://www.catholicpamphlets.net/pamphlets/ARE%20YOU%20A%20VICTIM%20OF%20SELF-PITY.pdf
There is a hymn I like a lot –Shepherd me O Lord based on Psalm 23. That is tonight’s prayer/meditation. Shepherd me beyond my wants, beyond my fears from death into life.