Let us conduct ourselves properly as in the day, not in orgies and drunkenness, not in promiscuity and licentiousness, not in rivalry and jealousy. But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the desires of the flesh. Romans (13:14-15)

Living in such a way that Jesus Christ is at the very center of a person’s life is the definition of theological concept called “Christocentric”.  This is also one of the hallmarks of Augustinian Spirituality.  St. Augustine’s conversion to Christianity was a long process, with many factors influencing him.  There is however, one pivotal event that St. Augustine writes about in his Confessions (book 9, chapter 12). He takes up a Bible and reads from St. Paul’s letter to the Romans, specifically the two verses above “…But put on the Lord Jesus Christ…”.  For St. Augustine these were not just words from a book. They were the truth, a truth he began to live.  St. Augustine put on Jesus Christ. His life became centered around the person of Jesus Christ.  Just to be clear, living a Christocentric life is not something exclusive to people with an Augustinian Spirituality.  It is a sign that someone has grown in faith and has become more than a believer in Jesus, and has become an active disciple.

We must know who Jesus Christ is and learn what he taught, we must put on Jesus Christ and make Him the center of our lives, then we can confess Jesus Christ to the world.

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