THE YOU OF YOU IN CHRIST
The cross is the gate to our new birth and our transition from the false self to the real self. Jesus is the Door and the way, which is why we need not fear it as much as we do. Our death in Him is smaller than the limitless life that awaits in Him – life that is best described as ‘infinite.’
We can live a life of reflexive rationalisations to keep out the truth that what we have is either not life at all or only a few drops of it. These ploys of the false self, take the form of the near instantaneous erections of fences whenever the truth approaches us. It’s followed by their solidification of fictions in which we are contained and which provide the illusion that we are living a full life. Richard Rohr observes on this front,
“Whenever you are fearing death, physical death or death of some ego fixation, or using diversionary tactics of any kind, you are in your False Self at that moment. Again, it is not usually bad or evil, but just inadequate to the big questions of love, death, suffering, God, or any notion of infinity. God allows and uses all our diversionary tactics to get us to the full destination.” In The Immortal Diamond.
You have a real self that is who we are when Christ is our life and we are not.