Saturday, June 16, 2012

Death To Self


How misunderstood, even by Christians, is the idea of death to self. We are not out to destroy ourselves, rather to glory in God.  It's the only "self-improvement project" worth undertaking.  It's not denial, rather affirmation of who we are.  Merton says, He Who made our flesh and gave it to our spirit as its servant and companion, will not be pleased by a sacrifice in which the flesh is murdered by the spirit and returned to Him in ruin.”

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