Know thyself. In the past, a Greek phrase engraved in the Delphi temple. Today, self-help book mantra. We all want to be ourselves. But almost no one is, since they intend to build this identity turning aside from God, Who is its creator, beginning, meaning and end.
Haven’t you noticed that, nowadays, everyone tries to be different and ends up being the same as everyone else? Same clothes, same political ideology, same slogans they repeat over and over without thinking, same blind acceptance of absurd fashions, etc. However, it seems to me like with the saints the exact opposite thing happens. They try to be all alike, since they look at and try to imitate the same model, Jesus Christ. But, lo and behold, they end up being all diverse. You can’t probably come up with many similitudes between St. Francis of Assisi and St. Ferdinand III, St. Augustine and St. Therese of Lisieux.
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That’s what has happened to me with recovery. As I’ve changed my ways to align them with those God had thought for me, I’ve found my true identity. I used to think anorexia was my identity, but now I’ve found out that it was something that was covering my true identity, keeping in the darkness and preventing it from blooming.
I’m a new person, I’m more me than ever. I haven’t lost myself by losing anorexia, but I’ve found myself. Because what God has created is always much more bigger and better than what you can build.
Read the whole article to understand the meaning of what Jesus said: “Whoever wishes to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will find it” (Mt 16:25), and why we shouldn’t be afraid of totally surrendering our beings to Him…