December 28th, 2006


To live is Christ...

To live is Christ and to die is gain... Paul's context for writing this was vastly different from anything that I could ever face: he was facing life-threatening situations on a regular basis on account of the gospel. I have no idea what this is like. There is absolutely nothing in my life that compares, and I feel guilty every time I try to write about this passage.

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I must embrace the whole truth. To live is Christ. To live through being unable to sing hymns because I can't read the words is Christ. To live through getting up at 4:30 in the morning on a daily basis to get all my work done on time is Christ. To live through walking to class in excruciating pain is Christ. To live through losing my vision is Christ. To live through my friends' premature deaths is Christ. To live through my aloneness without striking out at the world or drowning my sorrows in fantasy is Christ. To get up and do my three loads of laundry in spite of severe pain in my hands is Christ. To scan next semester's books all day when I'd rather zone out and sleep is Christ... It may not all be a teaching moment right now. It matters practically for me. It's part of resisting, overcoming, running the race...

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    Sable running through the hall