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No Longer I That Lives

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It is true, it is REALLY true. It is not an allegory.
It is not for a few select saints.
Life in Christ is for me; I was created for this, designed for this life.

I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me.The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, for me.-Galatians 2:20
Twenty-five years ago, my husband discovered a book at a Trappist monastery that changed our lives, called “Guideline to Mystical Prayer” by a British Carmelite nun, Ruth Burrows. She describes Petra, who is a woman who lives only by faith without any experiences of God, and Claire  who is a “light on” nun who experiences mystical encounters. Both women know with absolute clarity that it was no longer they that lived but Christ who lived in them. My husband and I  were filled with an exuberant joy because we felt legitimized. We identified with Claire  and realized that holiness was real and was possible.read more