Friday, July 09, 2010

Rooted in Christ

"So then, as you received Jesus, as Lord and Christ, now live your lives in him, be rooted in him and built up on him, held firm by the faith you have been taught, and overflowing with thanksgiving." (Colossians 2: 6 – 7)

The essence of Christianity is Christ Himself. The experience of Christianity is Christ in us, the hope of victory. To experience the victorious living that Christ living inside us makes possible, we must live in Him, be rooted in Him and built up on Him by means of prayer, daily reading of the word of God and the Sacraments, especially the Eucharist and Reconciliation. The Eucharist is the Sacrament of holy exchange whereby we live in Christ and Christ lives in us.