Thought of the Day June 20, 2017

By 9:36 AM

“When we call God our Father we ought also to act like sons
and daughters. If we are pleased to call him Father, let him in
turn be pleased to call us sons and daughters. We should live like
the temples of God we are, so that it can be seen that God lives
in us. No act of ours should be unworthy of the spirit. Now that
we have begun to live in heaven and in spirit, all our thoughts
and actions should be heavenly and spiritual.”( St. Cyprian) This
is the ideal towards which we should strive. Reaching towards
this ideal takes discipline and conscious intentionality. Jesus
himself gave us the ideal upon which St. Cyprian’s words are
based. “Be perfected as your Heavenly Father is perfect.” This is
not an impossibility, no more so than any of the present Olympic
records cannot be reached and broken. Our vocation is to be
holy as God is holy, so that we can share in his holiness
eternally. It happens in the present moment. “Live like the
temples of God we are.”

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