by Deacon Michael Bickerstaff | March 6, 2015 12:03 am
“I will not leave you orphans; I will come to you… Whoever loves me will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our dwelling with him” (John 14:18,23).
The phrase, come to you, is not an allusion to the end of time and the Second Coming—it refers to the indwelling of God in the soul of each believer that takes place at our Baptism. Father, Son and Holy Spirit prepare a dwelling place within you where they take up residence. We are not left on this earthly pilgrimage as orphans, but as sons and daughters of the Most High Who is always with us.
If we begin each day remembering this truth, conforming our minds to this reality, we cannot help but have an entirely positive and charitable outlook. We will better understand who we are, where we have come from, and what we are to be about. Wherever we are and wherever we go, God is with us.
Remember, you are dust, and to dust you will return. Repent and believe in the Gospel.
Editor’s Note: Join us each morning during Lent for Daily Lenten Reflections.
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