And recently I’ve been speaking out Galatians 2:20:
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.
I first learned this one as a song while in my campus group in college. The song sounded something like this, though a bit peppier:
But song aside, that verse is easier to say and sing than it is to live.
I like living, so why should “I no longer live”? I like my opinions, I like my patterns, I like my life.
And yet Paul declares — in the indicative voice — that it is no longer his life, but Christ’s in him.
And guess what? This blog post does not give three ways quick ways to embody this verse. I don’t know them. I doubt the depth and power of the words could be so simplified.
Instead, all I can promise is that I’ll keep saying it and singing it (to myself in that case) so that its depth, power, and beauty seeps in and takes over.