Destruction is a powerful force. When we hear of it, we often picture devastating events or moments. However, with the death of one thing, newness follows. Sometimes in our lives we feel that Christ is asking us to destroy parts of who we are to come closer to him. Why do we feel this way? The short answer is that we lack trust in him. We don't see how fulfilling his will gives us fullness of life. Deep down, we don't truly believe Jesus's words: "I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly" (John 10:10, RSV).