Whoever loves his life will lose it; whoever, on the contrary, hates his life in this world, will keep it for eternal life ”. Loving here does not mean valuing it, seeing it in God's plan, but in a reality of selfishness, personal attachment, a kind of narcissism. Hating your own life does not mean, in turn, devaluing it, on the contrary, it means having it in a very high degree of importance, but depending on God, turned to God and at the disposal of the Lord's will. To hate life, in this context, is not to be attached to yourself, not to seek everything for yourself, but to place yourself at the disposal of the Most High's desire. It is also to want to be useful in the practice of good, not to strive to love, to be true, to build peace and justice; it is to be supportive, available, detached from yourself and faithful to the Father's project through Jesus Christ; it is to be facing the future of God, facing the cross without being discouraged.
The disciple must make his life a constant donation, a miracle for the other; it must be an oasis in the middle of the desert of the world, a rest for those who are overburdened, a comfort for those who mourn, a horizon for those who are lost, a light for those who live in darkness, a salt that, in addition to giving flavor and conservation, is lost in the food, allowing only the taste of the food to appear, a hope for the discouraged and a place of saving encounter.
In these words, let us find the strength to believe that everything will be won.
First, forgive us our sins and grant us the graces of overcoming all evil and glorifying his name forever and ever. God be praised.