Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Day 8 take 2: fully ourselves

I had the honor of counseling someone in prayer this morning, a sweet spirit who's humility is deep and painful. My heart continues to ache for her this afternoon, and for a few other friends who's crosses are difficult.

We talked about Paul's apparent abhorrence of and battle with the flesh, and about my BP's teaching on our being made in the image and likeness of God; the imago Dei. He taught us that the Christian journey is to become more and more who God made us to be. The more we transform ourselves into His image, the more truly ourselves we become.

In the fullness of time we will walk in resurrected bodies, finally and at last fully ourselves. His plan for completion is not that we disappear, but that we transform.

And so it is not that we become less ourselves, but more ourselves. When we are most like Him, we are most fully us.

It is not that we either become like Jesus, or remain like ourselves. The two become one.

And I think that when I have this discussion with Paul, he will agree with me.

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1 comment:

Cynthia said...

Oh that was rich indeed...beautifully wrapped up at the end

And you are blessed to have such teaching from your BP!