Fourteenth Day of Easter
Thank you that by your grace
the resurrected Christ lives in me.
I don’t understand how it could be
but I do celebrate that it is.
I do not believe that the goal of Christ in me
to make me into a carbon copy of Jesus
(as if that would be possible, anyway!).
I do believe that the goal of Christ in me
is to make me into the best—the most aware,
the most loving, the most merciful, the most purposeful—
version of myself that I can be.
I also believe that the goal of Christ in me
is to connect me with the life that gives life
to the universe, to all of life, and to my life—
the very life of God, the life that is eternal life.
So, O God, make me fully aware of Christ in me.
But make me fully aware also of me in Christ …