my joy and crown

March 17, 2019 6:00 am

“But our citizenship is in heaven, and from it we also await a savior, the Lord Jesus Christ. He will change our lowly body to conform with his glorified body by the power that enables him also to bring all things into subjection to himself. Therefore, my brothers and sisters, whom I love and long for, my joy and crown, in this way stand firm in the Lord.” (PHIL 3:20-4:1)

I like the language of St. Paul and the way in which he looked on his beloved brothers and sisters; how deep and intimate was his relationship with them: “whom he loved and longed for.” He recognized perfectly his role—lead them to “the Lord Jesus Christ,” who “will change our lowly body to conform with his glorified body by the power that enables him also to bring all things into subjection to himself.” He knows what Our Lord could do for us when we ask and we are close to Him: “in this way stand firm in the Lord.”

“From the shining cloud the Father’s voice is heard: This is my beloved Son, hear him.” (Gospel Acclamation)

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