The Wandering Desert Monk

The Wandering Desert Monk

Monday, February 25, 2013

Dying to Live...

The Christian faith is one of paradoxes, for example, give to receive, and die to live. To the modern ear these teachings seem strange and contradictory. What does dying have to do with living? The spiritual principle is this: We who are already dead become alive through faith in the One who died once and for all for each of us. We are as the poet recognized “living corpses.” We may look like we are alive yet we are dead on the inside. We become alive when we recognize that the death inside of us died with Jesus on the Cross. We die with Jesus on the cross; we rise to new life in the resurrection. We experience the reality of the “exchanged life.” – Ron Friesen

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