Definition of Sacrifice: Give up (something valued) for the sake of other considerations.

Synonyms of Sacrifice:
Abandon, forgo, renounce, relinquish, resign,  abdicate, etc.

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Love in fellowship..

What am I prepared to sacrifice for what I want?
I remember the time I said I would do “anything”.

Today I know that anything must be translated into something.
No person, job or thing can be allowed to come between myself and abstinence.

This love of self will enable me to love others. But I must remember to sacrifice my desire to please others and place my needs as a priority in my life. –Father Leo | More…

People sometimes have a misconception of sacrifice.  This is a strong word for Indian people. On the other side of sacrifice is another whole world.  During sacrifice, our beliefs are tested.

We may all have good beliefs but if you test a good belief, then you get real beliefs. Real beliefs make new people; real beliefs make new self-images.

Real beliefs allow determination and desires and faith to come true. Good is always available to us but we often can’t bring it within until we let go of the old ways.

We let go of the old ways by suffering. Suffering is only letting go of things that don’t work anymore. On the other side of suffering is a new world. –Elders | More…

Surrendering to despair, we trade the uncertainty of options for the certainty of gloom. Life isn’t filled only with difficulty and pain. It is also filled with people whose dignity and spirit rise above their circumstances. There are situations when great sacrifice or love and wisdom turn a problem into an opportunity and strength. –Touchstones | More…

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