“To live is Christ” is to invite others to share the life of Christ with us. And to do it in the freedom of Jesus’ own empowering authority and love. Multiplying the life of Christ by the love of Christ. And in the process finding the meaning of your life in his.
“To live is Christ” is not only a union with Christ’s spiritual existence forever (which it is). It is a union with Christ’s bodily, physical existence forever.
“To live is Christ” means access. It means no more separation. No closed doors. No veils. No curtains. No blockade to God’s love and grace. The only thing blocking your heart from his is you. So take your eyes off of yourself and cast them onto Christ and his new and living way that he opened for us through the curtain of his flesh. And then live like you’re actually in God’s presence today. Because you actually are.
“To live is Christ” means living in the full confidence that we will never be forsaken by the Father. He will never send us out. Never close the door. Never change his mind. Never turn away. Never leave us alone. Never.
“To live is Christ” means love for God and love for neighbor now has a power source – the indwelling love of Jesus that fills us with all of his self-giving love.
You see, your transfiguration into Christ-likeness is not simply about you becoming more morally upright or pious. It’s about the process of dying to your selfishness and resurrecting unto the glory of a grace filled life. It’s about “to live is Christ.”