Word of Life – Rom 6:6 (23/9/2018 – 7/10/2018)

“For we know that our old self was crucified with Him

so that the body of sin might be done away with,

that we should no longer be slaves to sin.”

Reflection on Rom 6:6

“For we know that our old self was crucified with Him so that the body of sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves to sin.”

The first five chapters of the Epistle to the Romans speak of sins. Chapter six speaks about sin in singular, which means the root from which other sins develop. The root of sin is the source of evil in us, i.e. original sin or corrupt human nature which was infected by the serpent, the devil, in the first people in Paradise. Instead of abiding faithfully in God’s Word in time of trial, they rejected it and believed in the words of the devil, in a lie. The seed of the devil was thus sown into human nature. This seed is original sin which programmes man for gradual entropy, moral and spiritual self-destruction, and leads him to eternal damnation. We can see striking examples at the present time, when mankind seems to be deprived of common sense and is committing mass suicide: gender demoralization connected with the stealing of children from their parents; technologies of fratricidal wars; harmful vaccines for children causing damage to the immune system and fertility; genetically modified food; remedies causing other diseases; the spread of cancer; AIDS; destructive culture resulting in systematic amoralization; lack of responsibility; the increase in crime; drug addiction.

Word of Life – Rom 6:4 (9/9/2018 – 23/9/2018)

“Therefore we were buried with Him through baptism into death,

that just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father,

even so we also should walk in newness of life.”

Reflection on Rom 6:4

Therefore we were buried with Him through baptism into death,
that just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father,
even so we also should walk in newness of life.

In this verse, the word of life emphasizes the word “buried”. When someone is buried, it means that it was preceded by an absolute death. So if we are united to Christ’s death by faith at the present moment, sin in us, our old self, i.e. the source of evil, is dead, inactive. And right here the second mystery reveals itself to us concerning baptism – a new life begins to work in us. It is not the life of angels or something like our past life but it is the life of God, the life of Jesus Christ in us! Through faith and unity with Christ’s death, we allow God, Jesus Christ, to live in us. And this is our greatest dignity! Moreover, we thus make the most of our time in this earthly life because we can do works worthy of eternity. Neither moth nor rust will destroy them, and thieves will not steal them from us. If we live in unity with Jesus, we allow Him to promote the will of God in us as we pray in the Our Father: Your will be done on earth – in my soul – as it is in heaven. We thus carry out mission for the salvation of souls. Our life will become fruitful, and one day we will receive the crown of glory because we have received Christ, remained faithful to Him and lived the mystery of baptism. That means – we entered into Christ’s death again and again, dying to our own will and evil thoughts, feelings or lies, and walked in the truth, in newness of life, allowing Jesus to live in us. The whole mystery of Christianity is contained in one word: TOGETHER. In other words, You and I, Jesus and I together, together in suffering, in death, in resurrection and finally in the glory of heaven. Together – You and I. Now and here.

Word of Life – Rom 6:3 (26/8/2018 – 9/9/2018)

“Or do you not know that as many of us as were baptized into Christ Jesus

were baptized into His death?”

Reflection on Rom 6:3

“Or do you not know that as many of us as were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into His death?”

In chapter 5 of the Epistle to the Romans, it is repeated several times that sin entered the world through one man and grace – redemption through the other Man. Verse 12 says, Through one man sin entered the world, and death through sin, and thus death spread to all men, because all sinned. And in verse 15 we read, If by the one man’s offense many died, much more the grace of God and the gift by the grace of the one Man, Jesus Christ, abounded to many.

This verse emphasizes that Jesus is man, which means that God assumed our human nature. Other places in the Scripture, in turn, emphasize His Divinity. Jesus is true God and true man. Heretics either try to attack Christ’s Divinity by creating the impression that He was just a man, or on the other hand, some heretics deliberately emphasize that Jesus is God and say that His manhood was just apparent. Then they draw a heretical conclusion from it that He could not die for us, that it was only an illusion.

Jesus and I, together! Never more alone! (+german version)

Jesus loves you; He puts His trust in you. Never say that something is beyond your power. God always gives us the strength. Trust in God’s Word which says: “When I am weak, then I am strong.” Do not believe in the words of the devil who says: You can’t stick it any longer! These are the devil’s words, and the old self like a cunning fox full of pride is inclined to believe this nonsense and lies over and over again!

Each day has enough trouble of its own, but I need to give it to the Lord. Don’t let it worry me, and if I must carry it, so let me carry it together with Jesus – Jesus and I. Only one thing is needed: together – Jesus and you!!! Jesus and I, together! Never more alone! We need to try it in practice not just every day but a number of times a day. And not just for one or two days but until death. This is the miraculous remedy for everything: union with Jesus!!!

Word of Life – Rom 5:18 (12/8/2018 – 26/8/2018)

“Therefore, as one trespass led to condemnation for all men,

so one act of righteousness leads to justification and life for all men.”

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“For we know that our old self was crucified with Him so that the body of sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves to sin.”

Rom 6:6 (23/9/2018 – 7/10/2018)