Thought of the Day June 28, 2017

By 9:49 AM

“He who was the Son of God became the Son of man, that
man ... might become the son of God….Because of his
boundless love, Jesus became what we are that he might
make us to be what he is." Irenaeus of Lyons) Our true and primary identity is a son or daughter of God, not just
to be that of our human parents. Because of the sin of our
original ancestors, Adam and Eve, we came into the world
only as offsprings of our human parents. The Son of God
became Man so that, through his obedience to the Father,
even to death on the cross, might restore us to our true
identity. In human birth we became children of our human
parents. Through rebirth in the waters of Baptism, we
became adopted sons and daughters of Our Heavenly
parent, God. This is mystery, but one we need to respond
to by living out of our true and primary identity consciously.

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