"For none of us lives to himself, and no one dies to himself."(Romans 14:7)
Paul follows this up with its natural corollary;"Therefore whether we live or die we are the Lord's".(Rom 14:8).
A person is either alive or dead. Hence the corollary.
If one lives not to himself, then life suddenly becomes very complex. For the needs of a person living for himself are simple. But living for the Lord !
Here again, Mother, I need you to guide me. I have confessed to you so many times that I have no clue about the Lord. You are part of my being. Call me vain if you will, but I feel your son is not beyond my understanding either. But the Lord !
Immculate Mother, you bore the son of the Totality. You nursed him, brought him up, saw him crucified, heard the cry of utter despair-"Eli Eli..."(Mat 27:46).
Were you living for the Lord ? I do not doubt that you were. But, Mother of my dreams, times are different now. In the world of today how would you have lived ? How would you have me live ?