Stop Putting Yourself Down!

June 6, 2010: What I Am Reading This Week…

We continue to put ourselves down as less than Christ.
Thus, we avoid the full honour as well as the full pain of
the Christian life…”The Spirit himself joins with our spirit
to bear witness that we are children of God.  And if we are
children, then we are heirs, heirs of God and joint-heirs
with Christ” (Romans 8:16-17).

When we start living according to this truth, our lives will
be radically transformed.  We will not only come to know the
full freedom of the children of God but also the full
rejection of the world.  It is understandable that we
hesitate to claim the honor so as to avoid the pain.  But,
provided we are willing to share in Christ’s suffering, we
also will share in his glory (see Romans 8:17).

Henri Nouwen
“Joint Heirs With Jesus”
June 6, 2010 meditation
via Henry Nouwen Society
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