We adore you O Christ, and we praise you,
because by your Holy Cross you have redeemed the world
It was now about noon, and darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon, while the sun’s light faded, and the curtain of the temple was torn in two. Then Jesus, crying with a large voice, said, “Father, into Your hands I commend My Spirit.” Having said this, He breathed His last. When the centurion saw what had taken place, he praised God and said, “Certainly this man was innocent.” (Luke 23:44 – 49)
As Christians, we enjoy having the privilege to be children of God. As a follower of Christ, the ultimate perk is being saved from the wages of sin, which is death, because Jesus has paid them all through his blood.
But since our very nature is sinful, we are called to ‘die from them’ one day at a time, until we are called to come home into His presence. Consistent practice is called for rather than perfection. Do this regularly, not for the sake of religion or rituals, but to form a relationship with our God.