Living the Evangelical Counsels
Jesus enjoins his disciples to prefer him to everything and everyone, and bids them "renounce all that [they have]" for his sake and that of the Gospel. Shortly before his passion he gave them the example of the poor widow of Jerusalem who, out of her poverty, gave all that she had to live on. The precept of detachment from riches is obligatory for entrance into the Kingdom of heaven.
By his obedience unto death, Christ communicated to his disciples the gift of royal freedom, so that they might "by the self-abnegation of a holy life, overcome the reign of sin in themselves"
From Catechism of the Catholic Church #908
Please note that what I share under this heading may at times be very personal, address controversial topics, cause emotional triggers, or go into detail regarding how the feminine body works.
It was because I shied away from such uncomfortable topics for so long that I have come to understand the importance of sharing what I have learned and experienced. However, please use your own discretion whether or not to read these posts.