Romans 14:8 (NLT)
8 If we live, it�s to honor the Lord. And if we die, it�s to honor the Lord. So whether we live or die, we belong to the Lord.

From Matthew Henry�s Commentary: Christ is the gain we aim at, living and dying. We live to glorify him in all the actions and affairs of life; we die, whether a natural or a violent death, to glorify him, and to go to be glorified with him. Christ is the centre, in which all the lines of life and death do meet. This is true Christianity, which makes Christ all in all. So that, whether we live or die, we are the Lord�s, devoted to him, depending on him, designed and designing for him.

It was a cold night out as a priest walked down the street with his overcoat on. Suddenly out of an alley steps a man holding a gun demanding the priest�s money. The priest opened his overcoat to reach in for his wallet to hand over to the robber.

At that point the robber exclaimed, �I didn�t you were a priest. I�m so sorry. I don�t rob priests. You see I�m Catholic.� He then told the priest he could put up his wallet. Relieved the priest said, �Why don�t you let me buy you a drink� to which the robber responded, �I can�t believe you would suggest something so evil.�

Sometimes people have convictions about certain things in life, but they don�t allow themselves to live fully in Christ so as to see all their faults. If they did see all their faults they would be slow to criticize others for their faults. Let us live for Christ that we would honor Him.