Death to Life

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“Attachment to things drops away by itself when you no longer seek to find yourself in them.” – Eckhart Tolle

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1 Thessalonians 4:14

For if we believe that Jesus died and rose, so too will God, through Jesus, bring with him those who have fallen asleep.

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Jesus is the blueprint for life.

He showed us how to live and how to die.

He demonstrated how to be present to life as it unfolds and to do it with compassion and justice.

As Jesus stated in today’s gospel reading as he quoted the prophet Isaiah: “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to bring glad tidings to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim liberty to captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to let the oppressed go free” (Luke 4:18).

This was Jesus’ mission statement, and I would suggest to you, it is also ours.

In order to serve, our egos must get out of the way. In a sense, they must die.

When we pour ourselves out in the service of others, using our gifts and talents in a co-creative way with the Love (God) that is still creating, we are living as our true selves.

Jesus demonstrated in the way he died, that even then, love is the path to life.

He stood up to those unjustly persecuting him but he did it non-violently!

That is the key that leads to transformation.

Jesus showed us that Love will carry us through physical-death’s threshold to new life.

Death and life are two sides to the same coin.

You can’t have one without the other.

Near Death Experiencers are giving their witness to the truth that life goes on transformed.

If you are well-practiced in letting go and you have experienced how letting go has always led to greater life, you will be ready for this epic transformation.

Re-read today’s scripture verse, and know that there is nothing, absolutely nothing to fear!

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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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