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Transformation In Christ: Part XII

Final Chapter:  True Surrender of Self (Chapter 18) The final chapter of Transformation in Christ by Dietrich Von Hildebrand begins by informing us “at the beginning and at the end of the road we travel in the process of our transformation in Christ.” Dietrich starts off with defining this act as an “eminently personal act.”  While this personal act may be within the vessel … Read More Transformation In Christ: Part XII

Transformation in Christ: Part XI

Holy Sobriety (Chapter 17): Therefore, let us not sleep, as others do, but let us watch, and be sober. (1 Thess. 5:6) Thessalonians, a letter perhaps authored by Paul the Apostle, specifically invites us to be sober.[i]  Dietrich Von Hildebrand uses this letter of Paul to start his chapter on Holy Sobriety. Sobriety & Holy Sobriety: Sobriety for most people immediately conjures up that … Read More Transformation in Christ: Part XI

Transformation in Christ: Part X

Holy Sorrow: I have a pair of spectacles from my deceased brother that remain powerful to me long after his death.  His death and the premature death of others close to me have challenged my faith in God as a pre-adolescent well into adulthood.    Unexpected, unfair, violent, and premature deaths jolt our very core of an all-powerful God.  I have been at times defenseless … Read More Transformation in Christ: Part X

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