Adoption

An Inexpressible Gift – Second Reading in Preparation for the Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

An Inexpressible Gift – Second Reading in Preparation for the Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

“One of Paul’s favorite analogies to describe the relationship with God that we gain through baptism is adoption…What I love about this analogy is what it reveals to us about the type of interaction that God wants to have with us. He does not interact to us as a master to his servants, nor does he relate to us as an aloof king to his subjects. He reacts to us precisely in the way the best father in the world would interact with each of his children: with a unique love for each and every one of us in which he cares about absolutely every aspect of our lives. Nothing is too small or great to take to our daddy.”

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Covenant and Inheritance – Second Reading in Preparation for the Solemnity of Corpus Christi

Covenant and Inheritance – Second Reading in Preparation for the Solemnity of Corpus Christi

Surely this is the great theme of the New Testament: that we, in Christ are adopted sons and daughters of God and that all the Father has is ours: “See what love the Father has for us that we should be called the children of God; and so we are!” (I John 3:1)

I think of the prodigal son returning home and the Father saying, “Bring quickly the best robe and put it on him; and put a ring on his hand and shoes on his feet; and bring the fatted calf and kill it and let us eat and make merry” and I realize that is only the beginning of what the father intends for his sons and daughters. Best of all He intends the warm and loving and intimate relationship of Father to child which he intends to last an eternity.

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