Friday, August 3, 2012



To walk in Jesus Christ seems to me to mean to leave self, lose sight of self, give up self, in order to enter more deeply into Him with every passing moment, so deeply that one is rooted there; and to every event, to every circumstance we can fling this beautiful challenge: "Who will separate me from the love of Jesus Christ (Romans 8:35)? When the soul is established in Him at such depths that its roots are also deeply thrust in, then the divine sap streams into it and all this imperfect, commonplace, natural life is destroyed. Then, in the language of the Apostle, "that which is mortal is swallowed up by life (2Co 5:4)." The soul thus "stripped" of self and "clothed" in Jesus Christ has nothing more to fear of self and clothed in Jesus Christ has nothing more to fear from exterior encounters or from interior difficulties, for these things, far from being an obstacle, serve only "to root it more deeply in the love" of its Master.

Peace be with you!
Rosemarie, ocds

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