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I received this image in my mind a few days ago.
The world around us is like a limitless field full with boxes. Each box contains an “item” that has the power of life or the power of death in it.
When we come into the world, we are without sin, but prompted to sin. Because we live in a broken and sick world, our inclinations lead us to choose the things under the patronage of death. It is unnatural to us to love and be kind.
The boxes under the influence of life are love, faith, hope, and other like these.
The boxes under the influence of death are hate, anger, depression, pride and other like these.
We are born with particular boxes closer to us than others, depending on the spiritual inheritance we have from our parents / ancestors, and on the environment around us.
With every little choice we make, we trigger our attitudes and traits that build our character for life or death.
Every single box is an entire world by itself. The more we spend time rummaging in it, the more life or death imprints its power inside us, making us more sensitive to the same pattern.
Our habits sprout their roots in us into one of these two, life or death. One of these two gets stronger than the other. The desolation is that even though we want to do good, the bad is stuck to us.
“For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do. … So then, I myself in my mind am a slave to God’s law, but in my sinful nature a slave to the law of sin.” Romans 7
There is only one way to switch from accessing the boxes of death. That’s Jesus Christ.
When / if we are sick and tired of the same path of depression, anger, broken relationships and other things like these, one simple call is enough.
Jesus. He is near.