“Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone: but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit. He that loveth his life shall lose it; and he that hateth his life in this world shall keep it unto life eternal” (John 12:24-35).
In writing, you can lose words to gain lucidity. In spirituality, you can lose egocentricity to gain humility. In both Christian writing and spirituality, you need to lose yourself in order to let more God in. Becoming a perfect vessel for the divine, your words become sacred, allowing God’s hand to become your hand, letting God’s voice become your voice. Losing your voice allows God to speak through your writing, weaving sacred pathways with holy words, opening your heart to transformation so that the hearts of others can be transformed.
You need a special kind of detachment to give yourself over to God so completely, a detachment friendly with death so that the things of this world become strangely dim, so that life without God’s perpetual presence is meaningless. Attaching yourself to God requires detaching yourself from the world.
Detached and free, holy words flow across the page, needing no apology for their authority, needing no permission for their power. The Creator creates . . . through your writing. Lose your words to discover God’s words, words infused with divine energy that reverberate throughout the world.
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