Friday, October 14, 2011

St. Paul Explains it All

Following up on the previous post:

This morning's reading from Galatians (Friday week IV) helps us understand why we can pray the psalms both for ourselves and in union with Jesus as He prays them. The more we pray this way--our individuality both lost in Christ and yet retained ("he who loses his life shall save it")--the more we will be aware of the mystery of  being a member of Christ's body, the Church, and to be transformed by Christ's body, the Eucharist.

I have been crucified with Christ, and the live now is not my own; Christ is living in me. I still live my human life, but it is a life of faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. (Gal. 2: 19-20)

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