John 10:10b: I came so that you may have life, and have it abundantly
We fear that if we give up the self, nothing will be left of us but a dry, empty shell. It seldom occurs to us that the Holy Spirit is only waiting till the self is out: waiting to rush in and fill us with luminous splendours. Throwing away the self is like squeezing water out of a half-drowned man’s lungs, not because you want his lungs empty, but because you want the air to get in, so that he can live. For the self is asphyxiating and killing us; the only air we are designed to breathe is God. (J Davidman)
Let us, together, breathe deeply!