‘Then you will be like leaven which must lose itself in the dough to make it rise.’
So I lose myself to find myself. The most glorious discovery I have made in recent months, years, however long it is… and I’m not saying I am there yet, is that if I lose myself to Christ, if I accept my nothingness, my will as scrawny and silly, if I submit to being subsumed by His will… and my will doesn’t matter any more… then I am filled with joy and peace and wholeness and abundance. My grain-of-sand littleness is absorbed in His universe-bigness and I don’t have to worry about rules, or about sin, or about doing the right thing. I am learning (I am by no means there yet) that to hand the reins of my life over to Him is not a sacrifice at all. It is the Upside Down Kingdom again. I don’t let go of my life; I am absorbed by Life ~ ζωή
Immerse yourself deeply among people by sharing their life, by friendship and by love. Give yourself to them completely, like Jesus who came to serve and not to be served; you, too, become one with them. Then you will be like leaven which must lose itself in the dough to make it rise.
Little Sister Magdeleine (1898–1989)