Christ Lives in Me

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I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.  (Galatians 2:20)

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Roman Catholic author Vincent Pizzuto comments on Christ living in each believer:

William Johnston describes this contemplative shift as one in which Christian mystics “will speak of the life of Christ growing within them to such an extent that they can say it is not I that sees:

Christ sees through my eyes;

He listens through my ears;

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He speaks through my lips;

He blesses with my hands;

He loves through my heart.

Christian mysticism is not a looking at Christ and an imitation of Him, but a transformation into Christ.”   (Contemplating Christ: The Gospels and the Interior Life, Kindle Loc 2579-2583)

Christ in me means that unlike pagan idols which are the works of human hands,  I have God giving sight to my eyes, hearing to my ears, voice to my mouth, and God’s spirit in me.   Not only that but God works with me using my eyes, ears, lips, hands and feet to accomplish His will.  Psalm 135:15-18 describes idols noting they can be quite valuable made from gold or silver and studded with precious gems, yet they are lifeless like their gods.

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The idols of the nations are silver and gold,
the work of human hands.
They have mouths, but they do not speak;
they have eyes, but they do not see;
they have ears, but they do not hear,
and there is no breath in their mouths.
Those who make them
and all who trust them
shall become like them.