Third Sunday of Lent
"'If any man will come after me, let him renounce himself and follow me,' (Gospel of Matthew 16.24).
1. A thorough conviction that we are not our own, that we are not the proprietors of ourselves or anything we enjoy, that we have no right to dispose of our goods, bodies, souls, or any of the actions or passions of them.
2. A solemn resolution to act suitably to this conviction: Not to live to ourselves, not to pursue our own desires, not to please ourselves, nor to suffer our own will to be any principle of action to us."
-- John Wesley, Forms of Prayer for Every Day of the Week (Preface)