“To live is Christ” means that in suffering we can share in Christ, and in his acceptance by God. We can share in his friendship with the Spirit. We can share in his courage, and in his holiness. We can share in his goodness and compassion, in his love, in his very life. And then, one day, we WILL share in his eternal glory.
“To live is Christ” is to experience the fullness of God in Christ, the fullness freely given to us by Christ’s own emptying, so that then we can, like Jesus, empty our lives out in humility and grace for the glory of God and the good of others.
“To live is Christ” is to swallow evil. No more running. No more hiding. No more revenge. Because death, evil, and suffering can no longer defeat us, we can now face them with the resurrection power of Christ.
1 Corinthians 2:2. For I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ and him crucified. What if all Christians adopted this same rule for
“To live is Christ” means my only boast, my only honor, my only glory is the cross of Christ.
“To live is Christ” means forever living free from the only curse that ever existed. The curse of the law.