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No Longer I That Lives

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