“I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God who loved me and gave Himself for me.” We who have been baptized in Christ Jesus remind ourselves of these words from St. Paul in Galatians 2:20. The motivating power of our life is not talent, ability, education, or personality. These are only tools given by God’s grace to use for good. Our motivating power, our reason for living, is Jesus. He is the only one who gives true life. With His life at work within, He directs and uses our gifts and talents in ways that are a blessing for others, and for the glory of God. When we try to take off in our own direction things go wrong. Let this be a day where you know even more deeply that it is no longer you who live, but Christ who lives in you.