“a Lamp to my feet. a Light for my path.” – Galatians 2:20




My old self has been crucified with Christ.

It is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me.

So I live in this earthly body by trusting in the Son of God,

who loved me and gave Himself for me.


– Galatians 2:20 (NLT)






Through the sacrament of Baptism we have been united to Christ

in a union which far exceeds mere solidarity and support:

we have been crucified with Him,

dying with Him to sin, so as to rise reborn into a new life.


This new life requires us to live in a new, supernatural way,

which, with the help of grace, gradually becomes stronger and stronger

and acts to perfect a person’s behaviour.


When we embrace this grace

we will no longer be living on a purely natural level.

This is why a Christian should seek to live as Christ lived

and to act accordingly.


All this is a consequence of Christ’s love:

He freely gave Himself up to die on the Cross

out of love for each and every one of us.


Through faith, therefore, we can come to appreciate

that Christ’s passion effects us personally,

and that our life in Christ is not a matter of feelings,

but something very real.






O Lord, grant me the grace to gladly cry out in faith and truth,

that it is no longer I who live, but You who lives in me!


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