Thought of the Day April 27, 2022 Knowing and living our true identity

By 10:38 AM

Some of us are like the absentminded professor who was asked "who are you?" could only answer, "I don't know." Over the  years he had forgotten who he really was. Who are we really? What is our purpose in life? St. Paul gives us the revelation of God which answers our question. "Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavens as he chose us in him, before the foundation of the world, to be holy and without blemish before him. In love he destined us for adoption to himself through Jesus Christ, in accord with the favor of his will for the praise of the glory of his grace that he granted us in the beloved." (Ephesians 1:3-6)

Who are we? We are the beloved sons and daughters of God, chosen by him to share his eternal life and be with him forever. Through sin, Adam and Eve lost this awareness of their identity. We came into the world without awareness of our true identity. The Son of God became Man to restore us to our true relationship and true identity. He reminded us that we are the Beloved of the Father, called to be with God forever. He pours forth his Spirit upon us to place his seal upon us: we belong to the Lord. Living in the Spirit we maintain our identity. Living apart from the Spirit, we become like the absentminded professor. We must claim, embrace and live in the freedom of our identity, so that one day we will find fulfillment as a person in union with God.


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