I like this article a great deal. There aren't that many Christians these days, at least in the comfortable west, that are fully willing to chase after God to the point of being undone in the heart. Plenty of folks seem excited about sharing the throne with the Lord, but not as many want to examine what it takes to get there. As the song goes, "Everybody wants to go to heaven, but nobody wants to die."
The apostle Paul was one of the few who actively sought after "the fellowship of his sufferings", not as a means of attaining a false righteousness, but so he could also experience the "power" of the ressurrection of the Lord. I want that too, as well as all the fellowship with him that I can get.
I'm not a Catholic, but I admire the tradition within the Catholic Church that is willing to look deeply into this particular aspect of our walk with and imitation of Christ.
posted on 09/27/2007 11:46:53 AM PDT
(Words have meaning.)
** As the song goes, “Everybody wants to go to heaven, but nobody wants to die.”**
At least, die to self and self-pride. Gets me all the time.
posted on 09/27/2007 9:25:24 PM PDT
(†With God all things are possible.†)
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