By RalRey
23 days ago

For me, living is Christ

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A friend asked me what it was for me to live, and was surprised when I answered him with words of the Apostle Paul recorded in his Letter to the Philippians: For me, living is Christ

My friend, who considers himself a practicing Catholic, asked me to forget Christ and the Bible and to give him a more human and more earthly concept, so, then, I was the one who asked him to define what it is to live for him, and He hastened to say that living is being happy while enjoying family and friends. And that's fine, but I can not be happy or enjoy the separated life of YHVH God, my heavenly and protective Father, of His Word that is guide and sustenance, and of His Son Jesus Christ, my elder brother and Lord, the incarnation of life.

For me, as for Paul, definitely, to live is Christ. The Lord Jesus is full life and abundant life, good life, eternal life. Jesus Christ declared himself to be life (John 14: 6). He said that he came to this world to give abundant life (John 10:10). He also claimed to be the resurrection and the life, and whoever believes in him, even though he is dead, will live (John 11:25). He also declared that he who lives and believes in him will not die forever (John 11:26).

Life without a close and intimate relationship with the Creator and giver of life, through Christ, away from Him, is simply an earthly and transient existence, and it is like being dead in life. In the letter to the Ephesians, Paul tells the saints of the Church that God gave them life together with Christ, when they died in their crimes and sins.

It is for all this, and for much more, what I said to my friend, and I also say to you, without you asking, as Paul said, that for me to live is Christ.
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Deliana May God bless you, dear Raul! 🙏🙏🙏
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OlgaLifeLover Love your testimony
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OlgaLifeLover Shalom
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RalRey @Deliana Amen, and to you too, dear Mrs. Deli.
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RalRey @OlgaLifeLover Yes!!! 👍🌼
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carmen3521 Hola Raul, no e entendido todo, pero lo importante si! Que Dios te bendiga amigo!
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Violeta Very nice article
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RalRey @OlgaLifeLover Shalom ubrajá / Paz y bendiciones / Peace and blessings
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RalRey @carmen3521 Pues, está bien con lo que has entendido, luego entenderás más si lo quieres entender.
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RalRey @Violeta Thanks
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Explorer2017 what are thinking friend? You are in a pensive mood.😉
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RalRey @Explorer2017 I think he was not thinking at that moment, but posing. I was taking a walk in the country with the family and one of the photographers wanted to take a picture so I looked at the sky. And that is exactly the reason why I considered the appropriate photo to illustrate this article that deals with Jesus Christ and my relationship with him.
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Explorer2017 @RalRey Looking up to Him is the simple thing to do to acknowledge His atoning sacrifice for the mankind.😘
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RalRey @Explorer2017 That is correct, and in harmony with what he said of seeking first the kingdom of God and his justice 👍🙏
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Shavkat Nice article
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Shavkat @RalRey c",)
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marija64 Very nice article
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RalRey @Shavkat Thanks
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RalRey @marija64 Thank you so much Mrs. And I take this opportunity to welcome Tuetego.
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Shavkat @RalRey c",)
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