If self-denial meant slowly giving up everything you enjoy, who would want it? If it meant slowly growing vibrant, who wouldn’t?
“[T]o see things as He saw them, to feel things as He felt them, to be hearted, souled, minded, as He was – [t]his it is to deny self. . . .” George Macdonald
“If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself. . . .” Luke 9:23