Thursday, April 16, 2009


In order to become myself I must cease to be what I always thought I wanted to be, and in order to find myself I must go out of myself, and in order to live I have to die.
Thomas Merton, New Seeds of Contemplation

viainward / outward

1 comment:

Walking Church said...

I think this author is close - but I would have to say brother Paul nailed it! You have to die; be crucified; and become Spirit, your true identity in Christ must be birthed by Him. Gal 2.20 and Col 3.3-4 support this notion that you must die...the 'I' rebellious nature must be crucified (something a person cannot do to has to be done to them).

Christ, His life, must enter a person to be truly born again.