Paul writes, “May the mind that is in Christ Jesus also be in you” (Philippians 2:5). This is the truest depth of our Christian tradition, what it truly means to be a disciple of Jesus. We are called to recognize, surrender to, and ultimately be identified with the mystery of God utterly beyond all concepts, all words, and all designations. This is our destiny. —James Finley
Jesus started his life like all of us, as a vulnerable baby. He, like you and me, had to learn how to trust. Trust his mother and father, his community and peers. His God. This trust led him to be able to surrender. It allowed him to give over his self, to shed his ego, and be totally one with God. As James Finley states, “This is our destiny.”
A goal we must all strive for as we strive to be more like Christ and less like ourselves is to trust God enough to surrender our will to God. This requires entering into your vulnerability, as you did as a child. What can you practice today that will help you understand, and ultimately (and faithfully) trust God in the process? What fears do you need to let go of in your life to move into this mystery of God’s truest love?
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"that they all might be one" ~John 17:21
“Prius vita quam doctrina.”
~ St. Thomas Aquinas (1225–1274)
* “Life is more important than doctrine.”