Be the True You

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Colossians 3:3-4

For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ your life appears, then you too will appear with him in glory.

Whatever most people think is their identity…it usually isn’t. Your true identity does not come from your status, job, prestige or possessions. It doesn’t come from what others say about you. All those things will pass away…quite literally when we die. That will end up being quite a painful experience…unless we practice dying to ourselves every day…as in dying to our false selves. Your false self is the product of your ego and the various masks it puts on in order to fit in or to feel worthy or superior. This is not who you really are. Your true self is grounded in the love of God. You are God’s beloved! One path to living this truth…is by following Jesus and his example of being present to the needs of others and not becoming attached to anything that is fleeting. Jesus also took time for silent prayer to be open to what God was saying in his heart. By doing this he was able to respond to life by doing what was just and compassionate at all times…giving himself freely to others out of love…even unto death. As St. Paul said in today’s scripture…when your false self diminishes or dies…Christ grows in you and your true self emerges. Christ, God’s life, your Loving Source, wants to live in you now. Open yourself to this truth…and the result will be glorious.

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Remember…God loves you!

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About billtonnis

Child of God, Pastoral Minister, Chaplain, Music Minister, Jail Minister, singer-songwriter, former radio news anchor, imperfect follower of Jesus inspired by God's unconditional love, proud uncle... what else is there?
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