“To live is Christ” is to be this image of the Image. The receiver and reflector of the grace, power, love, and wisdom of God that is Christ Jesus our Lord.
“To live is Christ” is to live sharing the affections, the loves, of Jesus himself. May that love that has been poured into us now and forever abound more and more with added knowledge and insight. May we choose to know those we already love.
“To live is Christ” means we are God’s beloved children, who are never alone, even when we face grueling temptation, because Jesus, our brother and champion faced grueling temptation alone in our place, and won.
“To live is Christ” means we have no “daddy issues.” Hear the Father speaking to your heart today as he did to Jesus – You are the son, you are the daughter, who pleases me, and I will love you forever.
“To live is Christ” means that now Christ’s loving anger is fueling our love for others. His selfless anger aimed at all that would destroy this world, and enslave others in sin. His selfless love that would make us angry enough to die, even for Nineveh.
“To live is Christ” has made us, God’s church, the tent of David. God’s presence now dwelling in us and through us.