Jesus’ plan is to unite us to himself in a mysterious, complete, loving, permanent, and perfect way. Ask yourself, is it possible to find where a vine ends and its branches begin? Our life with Christ is intended to be of such an intimate nature that we are to truly become one with him.
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Did you ever stop to think about exactly what God’s goal is for you? Do you ever wonder what he is doing in your life to change you? What is his plan for your ultimate future?
When a baptized Christian finally gives himself over to Christ fully and sincerely in faith, God is thus allowed, given permission, to work in his soul. The graces of baptism and the activities of the Holy Spirit are thus “realized.” The experience is a powerful “flourishing” or “unfolding” of the Holy Spirit in the person in which the gifts and fruits of the Spirit are unleashed.
The Eucharist is the source and summit of the Church and the Christian life. All the Church’s vitality and energy flow forth from it. It’s the source of love, healing, redemption, and salvation because it is truly Christ himself, Savior and Redeemer of humankind.
Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin has become a leading figure in championing respect for human life, dignity, and support of the common good. Given the recent episodes of school violence, Gov. Bevin makes this well-reasoned point: it is naive and delusional to think that adding gun-control laws is itself an adequate solution to these problems.