Thought of the Day February 27, 2020 Mystical death

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“For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in  God”(Colossians 3:3). St Paul of the Cross calls this a mystical death. “Dying mystically means thinking only of living a Divine life, desiring only God, accepting all that God sends and not worrying about it.”
When we die to sin, God’s grace fills the vacuum left with his resurrected life. The less sin controls us, the more Jesus is in control, not to dominate or oppress us but to bring us into true freedom. Both in the natural and the supernatural, life follows death. That is what Jesus meant when he said: “Amen, amen, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains just a grain of wheat, but if it dies, it produces much fruit”(John 12:24).
Lent is time to enter into this mystical death so that our life hidden in Jesus  may flourish.

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