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

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TODAY’S WORD…

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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.

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– Galatians 2:20 (NLT)

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REFLECTION…

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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REPETITIVE PRAYER FOR TODAY…

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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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