The first suffering we must experience is the call surrendering our ties to this world.
This is the death of the old human being in the encounter with Jesus Christ.
Old man take a look at my life
I’m a lot like you
I need someone to love me
the whole day through
Lyrics by Neil Young
The old man, that which is of flesh and bones…
having been born of woman…
must be cast aside.
For that which is old, composed of the world, ego, sin, self, deprivation,
and hidden lusts and agendas
must be surrendered…unto death…
As the encounter, the collision of the old crashing into the person of Jesus Christ,
shatters all assumptions and all that was.
For we know that our old self was crucified with him
so that the body ruled by sin might be done away with,
that we should no longer be slaves to sin