The Life of Reflection Merely, we all at some point were hopeless, in bondage to disease, destructive patterns of living, and death was the end. We were all once excluded, but because of Jesus, we are included, no longer in bondage, but enabled to experience health, freedom, constructive patterns of living, and life is the end. For those of us in a relationship with Jesus, we are considered the sons and daughters of God by Christ’s blood. No longer do we possess the DNA of Sam, Brian, Karri, etc. but the DNA of Christ. Our identity is Jesus; after all, we are called “Christians,” little Christs. That is our standing.