21. Denial and acceptance

You denied yourself even the bare necessities;
Therefore
You think you are great.
You may be right.
Who knows?

He denies nothing that comes his way.
I tell you
That he is right.
God is well-pleased with him.

I deny the things that God wants me to deny.
I accept the things that God wants me to accept.
Why?
Because my acceptance-light
And my denial-might
Contribute to my God's constant self-transcendence
in me.