Real Life Comes from Dying in Christ
"It is only through death - death in Christ - that we come to life. 'Unless a grain of what falls into the ground and dies, it remains alone, but if it dies, it produces much grain' (Jn. 12:24); 'He who finds his life will lose it, and he who loses his life for my sake will find it' (Mt. 10:39); 'I die every day... What you sow does not come to life unless it dies' (1 Cor. 15:30, 36). 'I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me...' (Gal. 2:20)."
- Fr. John Chryssavgis, Soul Mending, p.9.