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Self Pity
Today’s Reading:Luke 15:29-30
Have you ever felt sorry for yourself? Moments of life in which you say, “I’m good for nothing! Everything I do is a failure!” This is called self-pity. Some called it “a pity party.”

In the Bible there is a story of a father who had two sons. The youngest asked his father the money due to him, went away and spent it all in pleasures and prostitutes ending up as a miserable man. Under these conditions, he repented and returned to the father, asking for forgiveness.

The father, after so many years, thought his youngest son had died, but there he was, back home, totally wrecked. The father hugged him and made a party to celebrate his return. However, the eldest son, indignantly told his father: “Look, these many years I have served you, and I never disobeyed your command, yet you never gave me a young goat, that I might celebrate with my friends. But when this son of yours came, who has squandered your property; you receive him with what, a party!” The eldest son felt rejected, pity seized him and could not feel joy at the return of his brother.

Defeat pity; destroy disappointment through faith in Jesus Christ. Discover your personal courage, the joy of living and the pleasure of sharing your life with others. Of course, you are worth something! You are important in the eyes of God and He created you to live a valuable and useful life.

Ildefonso Torres