11 Detachment


    25 Whom have I in heaven but thee?
    And there is nothing upon earth that I desire besides thee.
    26 My flesh and my heart may fail,
    but God is the strength* of my heart and my portion for ever.
    (Psalm 73:25-26)


I am afraid that we are getting too much publicity.--A few things I heard this evening have made me feel cold with fear. God preserve us. Please pray for me--that I be nothing to the world and let the world be nothing to me. (Blessed Mother Teresa, Come Be My Light, p 152)


    They trust in their own strength
    and glory in their great riches.
    But, after all, man cannot redeem himself,
    he cannot ransom himself before God.
    The price of his soul's redemption is too great, he cannot pay it –
    the price of eternal death avoided.
    He will see that even the wise die;
    the foolish and the stupid too will perish,
    and their riches will pass to others.
    (Psalm 49:7-11)


    I will take you from among the Gentiles,
    I will bring you together from all the earth,
    I will lead you into your own land.

    I will pour clean water on you,
    and you will be cleansed from your filth:
    from all your worship of idols I will cleanse you.

    I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you.
    I will take the stone heart from your breast and put a heart of flesh in its place.
    I will put my spirit among you,
    so that you will walk in the paths of my law,
    keep my judgements and obey them.

    You shall live in the land I gave to your fathers.
    You shall be a people for me, and I will be your God.
    (Ezekiel 36:24-28)