An interesting question to ask ourselves, "Am I Christ centric or egocentric?"
I was shocked when I discovered that I functioned as if I was the centre of the universe.
Shocked because I really did not grasp that my whole paradigm was skewed.
Shocked because I thought I had given my life to God.
Shocked to understand just how much inner transformation it takes to say with St. Paul,
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, who loved me and gave himself for me. (Galatians 2:20)
Until we allow our false selves, our egos, to die, we view the world through our eyes with events and other people revolving around ourselves as the centre.
Only surrendering that false self to Christ on the cross can free us from this prison of selfish isolation and plug us into the Mystical Body of Christ.
Then we are free to simply be children of God as we gather with others to worship Christ at the centre of all life.
I do not make Christ the center of my life because Christ isn’t merely the centre according to St. Paul, He IS my life!
Copyright 2014 Melanie Jean Juneau
"When Christ, who is our life, is revealed, then you also will be revealed with Him in glory." (Colossians 3:4)
About the Author
Melanie Jean Juneau is a mother of nine children who blogs at joy of nine9. Her writing is humorous and heart-warming; thoughtful and thought-provoking. Part of her call and her witness is to write the truth about children, family, marriage and the sacredness of life. Melanie is the administrator of ACWB, the Editor in Chief at CatholicLane, CatholicStand, Catholic365 , CAPC & author of Echoes of the Divine.