A Necessary Death

“Through Jesus, we all have to face the embarrassing truth that we ourselves are our primary problem. It is we who must die, he teaches, not others! Our greatest temptation is to try to change other people instead of ourselves. Jesus allowed himself to be transformed and thus transformed others. That is the meaning of the necessary death of Jesus.”

— Richard Rohr, Things Hidden


One thought on “A Necessary Death

  1. Amen! What a beautiful but challenging quote. When we allow the cross of Christ to transform us we are taken where “substituionary atonement” alone cannot go.

    Thanks for sharing!

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