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brighter and more beautiful. . .

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  We have got to saturate ourselves with the rainbows and the

sunset marvels in order to radiate them.

It is as much our duty to live

in the beauty of the presence of God

on some mount of transfiguration

until we become white with Christ

as it is for us to go down

where they grope, and grovel, and groan,

and lift them to new life.

After all the deepest truth is that the Christlike life is

glorious, undefeatably glorious.

There is no defeat unless one loses God,

and then all is defeat

though it be housed in castles and buried in fortunes.

 Frank Laubach

      Whenever, though, they turn to face God as Moses did, God removes the veil and there they are—face-to-face! They suddenly recognize that God is a living, personal presence, not a piece of chiseled stone. And when God is personally present, a living Spirit, that old, constricting legislation is recognized as obsolete. We’re free of it! All of us! Nothing between us and God, our faces shining with the brightness of his face. And so we are transfigured much like the Messiah, our lives gradually becoming brighter and more beautiful as God enters our lives and we become like him.
2 Cor 3:16-18 The Message

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4 thoughts on “brighter and more beautiful. . .

  1. What glorious truths from the Laubach writing and the passage from Corinthians. …gradually becoming brighter and more beautiful, may it be, until we become white with Christ. Thanks for putting these two together.

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