Today my reaction to the texts makes me want to run away and hide! Even “to suffer slightly what God suffers eternally.” Obviously I am immersed in self this morning. The AA third step prayer asks relieve me of the bondage of self.” Jesus 1932 message to two poor women on London – yes, 1932 – included these words, among also many calls for joy: “Kill the self. …every blow to Self prepares the way for your true, eternal self.” (“God Calling,” by “two listeners” and edited by A J Russell.).