Christ

Christ Within

Christ Within

If we see that the world holds Christ within it, everything becomes a whole lot more holy to us... more deserving of respect and reverence...

If Christ lives within me... not only can I love and value myself more... but my thoughts, my words, my actions, are not just my own... but they are also Christ’s...

If other people hold Christ within themselves, they become a lot harder to hate and judge, and easier to love and treat with dignity...

New Clothes

New Clothes

This may sound strange, but sometimes I just sit still and ‘feel’ myself put on Christ, like a robe. I imagine the warmth of Christ’s Spirit settle on my shoulders. I feel gentleness and compassion surround me, and hold me, like a blanket. I feel courage coursing through my blood, making me strong again.  I feel my mind clear, like a fog is lifting from my mind. I feel myself set my sights on ‘things that are above,’ as Paul puts it. 

It really is amazing. I feel like I am ‘putting on Christ,’ and it’s such a relief. The ‘new life’ is back. I’m patient. I feel tenderness and respect towards others. I have a sense of the goodness of the world, even in the face of evil. I am not afraid. 

We ‘put on Christ’ once and for all in our baptism. But we can call on Christ again and again, to remind us of the new life he gives. We can be renewed into the creatures God meant us to be.