Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Human Divinization

The Word became flesh to make us "partakers of the divine nature" "For this is why the Word became man, and the Son of God became the Son of man: so that man, by entering into communion with the Word and thus receiving divine sonship, might become a son of God." "For the Son of God became man so that we might become God." "The only-begotten Son of God, wanting to make us sharers in his divinity, assumed our nature, so that he, made man, might make men gods."
Are these just pretty words, or do we actually mean them? Last Sunday, the Church celebrated the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ. If the Real Presence is truly real, then becoming God would seem to be an expected outcome from consuming the Eucharist. Are you willing to embark on the path to divinity?

"You are my child. More than that, you are myself. We are one, linked forever. What you feel, I feel. What I know, you know. We are love incarnate. We are life."

These are not just nice sentiments, but a reality of the here and now. We are meant to be one with God, for we are true children of our Creator. It is not daring for us to say "Our Father"; it is our birthright and obligation. This is the true gift of the Eucharist.