Third Wednesday of Advent with Fr Kentenich

by Fr Duncan McVicar on 17/12/2014 -

This is what the Lord says – your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel: “I am the Lord your God, who teaches you what is best for you, who directs you in the way you should go. If only you had paid attention to my commands, your peace would have been like a river, your righteousness like the waves of the sea. Your descendants would have been like the sand, your children like its numberless grains…” (Isaiah 48:17-19)

God has always thought of us as an original reflection of Jesus. Each one of us is called to imitate Christ in a completely unique and original way. Each one of us reflects God in a special way – each according to his or her own possibilities and personality. For this reason, every human being has an individual dignity as an original reflection of Christ. Every child in the womb is already an original reflection of God. We may not and dare not kill God, therefore we may also not kill the original and unique image of God, the unborn child. We are not interchangeable parts of a huge machine, to be used and discarded at will. We are images of the God who created us and called us into being. We are not the “spare parts”, we are all an original “thought of God” from eternity. Someone was thinking about us even before we were ever born or existed – and that someone was the Lord. Can anything or anyone stop us from being extremely happy today?


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