If you are struggling…know that each moment is birthing of new life.

(Listen to my song “Take the Road Less Traveled” on YouTube by clicking HERE)


2 Corinthians 4:8-10

We are afflicted in every way, but not constrained; perplexed, but not driven to despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed; always carrying about in the body the dying of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be manifested in our body.


St. Paul got the underlying message of Jesus and the Paschal Mystery.

The blueprint Jesus left us is that death leads to life.

It wasn’t just his physical death and the resurrection.

He showed us that this dying-and-rising pattern happens all through our lives.

We are constantly met with afflictions and persecutions.

They are like little deaths if you will.

But when we go through each struggle trusting that Love is leading us…we find we are being transformed with new life.

It’s like the caterpillar struggling in the cocoon to free itself…and finding at the end of the struggle it has wings and can fly.

Trust that whatever struggle you are going through now…it’s going to be integral to you discovering in an ever deepening way…your true self.


Listen to the song of the day “Take the Road Less Traveled” on the Live to Love album by clicking HERE.

Stream and/or purchase my songs on Amazon Music by clicking HERE.

Remember…God loves you!

About billtonnis

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