Saturday, May 13, 2006

Christ in Me

"If we consider the final part of the short spiritual autobiography that Saint Paul gave us in his Letter to the Galatians. Its concluding words contain the heart of this biography: "It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me" (Gal 2:20). I live, but I am no longer I. The "I", the essential identity of man - of this man, Paul - has been changed. He still exists, and he no longer exists. He has passed through a "not" and he now finds himself continually in this "not": I, but no longer I."

--Pope Benedict XVI during his Easter Homily

I went to a great talk yesterday by a priest friend of mine. He mentioned in his talk that we should read the Pope's homily (sermon) from Easter on line and how profound it was. I read it and was really just blown away. Pope Benedict XVI is one of the true great Christian intellectuals of our time. Reading this one homily on line was better than any blog I've read from any person. I invite all people who read this to click on the Pope's homily and read it. It is quite meaningful to all Christians.

In the above quote, the Pope is talking about Baptism. In Baptism (and throughout our entire lives), we must die to ourselves and be reborn in Christ so that it is not "I" who lives in me but rather Christ who lives in me.

And if Christ lives in me, there can be no room for room for room for sin.

Only Love.

May all who read this follow Jesus obediently to eternal life in His resurrection.

1 comment:

Modern Day Magi said...

We must share in His death so that we may also share in His life.

WE die to our own sinful nature and He renews us with His everlasting life.

Good Post.


Its been a while uni exams :(