The incarnation of Christ’s spirituality by the Christians is how they become authentically human, be facing the uginess in ourselves and letting Christ transform us into His image.
Getting a true look at ourselves can be painful but is well worth it.
Because only in so doing can we learn to accept our weaknesses and strengths, overcome and see the beauty in ourselves and others, and develop heartfelt relationships with God and others, thereby becoming the light of Christ in a sin-darkened world.
We live out our faith because “faith without works is empty”(Jm 2:20,26) Only then we can say with St. Paul. “It is no longer / who live, but Christ who lives in me” (Gal. 2:20)
Jesus taught by word and deed the necessity of dying to our old selves (Lk. 22:42,2 Tim 2:11,12) and cooperating with God’s grace (1Per 1:13–16, Rom. 11:22) to daily reject the disordered impulses inherited from the first Adam and “put on the new nature” (Eph. 4:15,24) in Christ.
Sister Gianna Mara has now made her first private vows of poverty, chastity and obedience. Here are a few words from her reflecting on the experience.
Father Philip´s words for us for this Christmas time.