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What’s on the outside - our ‘outer nature’ Paul calls it – all of that wears away. And someday it will be gone. “Our outer nature is wasting away,” he writes. Sooner or later, it happens to us all.
“But we do not lose hope,” he says. Because the outside is not the source of our hope at all.
Shift your focus, he says; move from looking at the things that can be seen but on the things that can’t be seen. Look more deeply. Instead of looking at the outside, look within. Go deep within. That’s where the transformation happens.