this struck me…

maybe more like….punched me in the nose!

Get a fresh glimpse of your incomparable Lord, and you will be emboldened to stop spending your life on yourself. Connect with Him who is life, and you will be empowered to deny yourself, live beyond yourself, and live outside yourself.  Let go, break free of self, the captivity of me.  Only Christ can set you free from yourself–the old self that He nailed to His cross.  No amount of willpower or good intention can accomplish this.  So lay hold of Him and escape the straitjacket of the exalted, exaggerated, narcissistic sense of self.  You and your causes are NOT the center of the universe.  You are part of a process of life that is greater than you.  The self only exists at all inasmuch as it participates in the being of God.  You are not the main character in your own story.  God in Christ is.

Leonard Sweet and Frank Viola-Jesus Manifesto


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