Thought of the Day May 2, 2016

By 12:24 PM

"God became man so that man might become a god." (St Athanasius of Alexandria) What a profound insight into the plan of God for us! We are to become like him. Jesus made it possible for us by becoming one like us in all things but sin, so that we may share his divine life, putting aside sin and its effects as much as possible. We will never be equal to God in our oneness with him. We will always be part of his redeemed creation. But sharing in his life enables us to one day see him face to face without fear or condemnation. We read  in the First Letter of John: "And now children, remain in him, so that when he appears we may have confidence and not be put to shame by him at his coming."(2:28) And later: "Beloved, we are God's children now; what we shall be has not yet been revealed. We do know that when it is revealed we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is." (3:2) In this way we will become a god.

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