Transformation in Progress

Life and death are different sides of the same coin.

(Listen to my song “Make Your Way” on YouTube by clicking HERE)


1 Corinthians 15:26-27

The last enemy to be destroyed is death, for “he subjected everything under his feet.”


Death is not the enemy…but you wouldn’t know it by living in our culture.

It is definitely treated as though it’s the worst thing that could happen…like it’s the end.

But St. Paul says death has been done-away-with.

Jesus showed us that death is not final.

You and I will go on…but we will live in a transformed state.

There is resurrection all around us. Death is being transformed to new life.

Jesus showed us this pattern all through his life…laying down his ego and its desires for a Larger Plan…the loving will of the One that he called “Abba.”

The Paschal Mystery…dying and rising…is the blueprint for everything.

As we die to ourselves or our egos’ desires…our true selves rise.

As Richard Rohr said, “Each time you surrender, each time you trust the dying, your faith is led to a deeper level and you discover a Larger Self underneath.” 

We also have many accounts from those who have gone through what is known as the Near Death Experience…where their bodies’ have clinically died but their true essence went on to experience another realm of immense beauty and love.

Eventually they were told that it was not “their time” and they returned to their bodies to tell the story.

Death is definitely not the end…but it is a certainty.

It’s an integral part of life.

If we lived our lives from the viewpoint that we only have a finite amount of time in our physical bodies on this amazing Earth and that we are here for a reason…perhaps we would live each moment in generous compassion for all and for a greater good.


Listen to my song “Make Your Way” on the Mercy Reigns 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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