“For I will take you away from among the nations, gather you from all the foreign lands, and bring you back to your own land. I will sprinkle clean water upon you to cleanse you from all your impurities, and from all your idols I will cleanse you. I will give you a new heart and place a new spirit within you, taking from your bodies your stony hearts and giving you natural hearts. I will put my spirit within you and make you live by my statutes, careful to observe my decrees.” (Ez 36:24-27)
God’s activity and ours: He will take you away; He will gather you; He will bring you back; He will sprinkle clean water and cleanse you; He will give you a new heart and a new spirit; He will take from your body your stony heart and give you a natural heart; He will put His spirit within you and make you live by His statues; ours—observe His decrees. Do you see any disproportion? His main “decree” calls us just to love one another.
“The Good Shepherd has laid down his life for his sheep.” (Communion Antiphon)
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