1 Timothy 3:14-16, Psalm 111:1-6, Luke 7:31-35
1 Timothy 3:14-16
We are all members of the family of the household of God and anyone who sees us must recognize us a such by our conduct, our speech, and our actions. The Church is our Mother . Christ is the Head of His Church and we are its members, the body of Christ. He is her rock, her cornerstone and her foundation. She is His bride for whom He lay down His life in order that she may live. Someday He will present her without wrinkle or stain to His Father and she will be united eternally with Him.
He is the First Born and through adoption we are His brothers and sisters, children of the Most High God with whom He shares His inheritance. We call God Abba because He has given us His Spirit. Our mission is to tell the whole word of Him and that salvation comes from Him alone and that He desires that all be saved and come to the knowledge of Truth.
5 Always mindful of his covenant,
he provides food for those who fear him.
The Bread of Angels separates us from the rest of the world. Feasting daily at His banqueting table we are transformed each day in His image and likeness and we reflect Him more and more as we live, move and have our being in God who became incarnate for our sakes.
We are a perverse, stubborn, hard headed people. Over 2000 years have passed since Your coming and one would imagine the whole world would be converted to You by now. But we are sinners who prefer the broad and easy path.
You are the Way, the Truth and the Life and the way to heaven is the way of the Cross. It is only by laying down our life that we will gain it. You came into the world and we recognize You as the Son of God but we are too afraid to follow You because we are afraid of what our discipleship to You might cost us.
What fools we are Lord – we are created for You and we will never know perfect peace or joy until we surrender our whole being to You.
All those who know that they are the children of the Father and who belong totally to God have been given a foretaste of heaven.
Keep us faithful to the end my Beloved.