…the love of G_d, …

…the love of G_d, …[1]


Thursday, October 11, 2012

Q. Why did God make you?
A. God made me to know Him, to love Him, and to serve Him in this world, and to be happy with Him for ever in heaven.[2]

Wait…there is more…

  1. G_d said, ‘let us make man in our own image, in the likeness of ourselves, and let them be masters of the fish of the sea, the birds of heaven, the cattle, all the wild beasts and all the reptiles that crawl upon the earth’.

G_d created man in the image of himself,

in the image of G_d he created him,

male and female he created them.

G_d blessed them saying to them, ‘Be fruitful, multiply, fill the earth and conquer it. Be masters of the fish of the sea, the birds of heaven and all living animals on earth.’…And so it was. G_d saw all he had made, and indeed it was very good. Evening came and morning came: the sixth day.[3]

2. Yes, G_d so loved the world so much

that he gave his only Son,

so that everyone who believes in him may not be lost

but may have eternal life.[4]

3. The proof that you are sons is that G_d has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts: the Spirit that cries, ‘Abba, Father’, and it is this that makes you a son, you are not a slave any more; and if G_d has made you a son , then he has made you heir.[5]

In summary:

G_d made us through G_d for G_d, the G_d through whom the world might be saved and this G_d sends us G_d (Altissimum donum Dei), another advocate, from G_d to conform us into the image of G_d by whom we will come to G_d.[6]

His Mother, our Mother…[7]

…be transformed into what we consume,[8]

Ah!…the love of G_d!

[1] The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of G_d, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all. – GREETING, The Introductory Rites, THE ORDER OF MASS.

[2] Baltimore Catechism No. 1 6.Q.

[3] Cf. Gn1:26-31

[4] Jn3:16 and ‘Since G_d did not spare his own Son, but gave him up to benefit us all, we may be certain, after  such a gift, that he will not refuse anything he can give.’ (Cf. A hymn to G_d’s love Rm8:31)

[5] Cf. Ga4:6-7 and “My son, you are with me always and all I have is yours….”(Cf. Lk15:31)

[6] Without any doubt, the mystery of our religion is very deep indeed (Cf. 1Tm3:16) and Even angels long to catch a glimpse of these things. (Cf. 1P1:12)

[7] Though father and mother forsake me, the LORD will receive me (Ps27(26):10)

[8] PRAYER AFTER COMMUNION Twenty-seventh Week in Ordinary Time.