Posted by: betrueblog | April 13, 2009

Christ’s new life…and ours

Today millions of Christians, myself included, celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ and his victory over sin and death. Of course, you don’t have to look very far to see that sin and death are still very much a part of our world, but Christians believe that God’s power is greater than the power of sin and death, and that God loves each individual enough to take on human flesh and give his life for us. We believe that God ultimately triumphs, no matter what happens in this life.

God triumphs now, too, because God loves us unconditionally. We are accepted just as we are even as we are also encouraged to more fully use our gifts to make the world a better place and become all that we were meant to be.

Even if you do not believe that Jesus Christ is the Risen Lord or your personal Savior, you can still benefit from reading his teachings and following his example. He knew exactly what he was meant to do and remained faithful to that calling even when it meant being mocked and humiliated and dying a horrible death. He spoke words of hope and healing – and backed up those words with loving actions. He forgave those caught in wrongdoing even as he challenged them to sin no more. He taught that God loves us and we are to love our neighbors as ourselves.

Just imagine what life would be like if all of us lived by those principles every moment of our lives. We would all be true not only to ourselves, but also to each other and to God. What a wonderful world it would be!

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