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Sunday, 2 June 2013

A Phrase from the Pope's Prayer at Adoration

Today, in the Adoration in St. Peter's, the Pope said in his prayer that we should know and appreciate and remember the "benefits of redemption".

I have been pondering that term today and think that these points can be made regarding the benefits of redemption.

We, as baptized Catholics, are redeemed. We have been brought into a relationship with the Trinity and rejoice in that relationship. We are called, in our baptismal vows, to feed the virtues and grow in holiness.

This is our call , our vocation as Christians.

The Pope has reminded us today, in his prayer to Jesus, the Eucharistic Heart of Jesus, that we must love those benefits given to us through Our Lord's Passion, Death, and Resurrection.

Here are some of the benefits.

1) Freedom to be children of God and to be the persons God created us to be.

2) The Sacraments, which give us life, the life of God, and the life of God Himself, sanctifying grace.

3) The Church, as an institution, in which is our salvation, teaching and safety.

4) Community as God's People are the sign of the Presence of Christ-"See how they love one another."

To be continued...