Through the Law I am dead to the Law, so that now I can live with God. I have been crucified with Christ, and I live now not with my own life but with the life of Christ who lives in me. The life I now live in this body I live in faith: faith in the Son of God who loved me and who sacrificed himself for my sake.
O blessed are those who fear the Lord and walk in his ways!By the labour of your hands you shall eat. You will be happy and prosper.Your wife will be like a fruitful vine in the heart of your house;your children like shoots of the olive, around your table.Indeed thus shall be blessed the man who fears the Lord.May the Lord bless you from Zion all the days of your life!
Jesus said to his disciples: ‘If anyone wants to be a follower of mine, let him renounce himself and take up his cross and follow me. For anyone who wants to save his life will lose it; but anyone who loses his life for my sake will find it. What, then, will a man gain if he wins the whole world and ruins his life? Or what has a man to offer in exchange for his life?‘For the Son of Man is going to come in the glory of his Father with his angels, and, when he does, he will reward each one according to his behaviour.’
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