“To live is Christ” has made the impossible unconditional love of neighbor possible.
To bind my liberty with love’s demand – the demand of the life of Christ that calls for self-sacrifice and submission to the conscience of my brothers and sisters. This is the law of love. This is Christ in me. This is “to live is Christ.”
“To live is Christ” is to live under the never ending debt of love. The only debt in the world that won’t crush us. The one debt, that when we pay it forward will conform us to Christ.
“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 so that we may now go out in the knowledge and faith in that same self-giving love and then love one another. Now our duty is our delight. The command is our comfort. The more we know how much we are loved by God, the more we can’t wait to love God and love neighbor from the pure heart that our Love has poured into us.
Exodus 20:12-17. 12 “Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long in the land that the Lord your God is giving