Michael Barber, Jesus, John discussed on The Catechism in a Year (with Fr. Mike Schmitz)


So we are called only to become one with him. For he enables us as members of his body to share in what he lived for us in his flesh as our model. And this is just so, so incredible. This is God's plan for fulfilling his mysteries in us. That we can partake in all of this that we get to participate in all of this. In fact, you know, Salvation, we're talking about Salvation as we go forward. But I remember coming across a quote from a man named doctor Michael barber. And he said, sometimes we think that Salvation is being saved from hell. And in some ways, yes, of course. That in some ways salutation is being saved from damnation. But he said, let's extend this and he said, I offer this. He said, Salvation is being saved from being like. Salvation is being saved from being like. They here we have these broken hearts and these broken lives and we live in this broken way. We live on christlike. Insulation is God, not just redeeming us and bringing us, giving us access to the father reconciling us to himself, but also making us capable of living as Christ, right? To participate in the mysteries that Jesus won for us, which is incredible. I don't know if that makes any sense to you. It makes sense to me tomorrow we're going to be talking about the mysteries of Jesus's infancy and hidden life. Like all the preparations, John the Baptist, and the literature of advent, the Christmas mystery. So whenever you're listening to this, probably not at ground Christmas, but you know, every day is Christmas when it comes to the lord. I don't know if that's true, but I'm just saying it out loud. We are also going to talk about the Christmas mystery mysteries of Jesus infancy and the mysteries of Jesus hidden life. With Joseph and Mary in Nazareth, just incredible tomorrow as we take those next steps, I'm excited. And I'm just can't wait. I am praying for you. Please pray for me. My name is father Mike. I can not wait to see you tomorrow. God bless.

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