Thursday, April 6, 2017

Fifth Thursday of Lent

I will maintain my covenant with you and your descendants after you throughout the ages as an everlasting pact, to be your God and the God of your descendants after you. I will give to you and to your descendants after you the land in which you are now staying, the whole land of Canaan, as a permanent possession; and I will be their God.” God also said to Abraham: “On your part, you and your descendants after you must keep my covenant throughout the ages.”

Our relationship with God is covenantal. It is a solemn agreement to accept God as our Heavenly Father, Sibling Savior, and Holy Spirit and to know, love, and serve Him and His children with all our being. In return for this, God promises to love us as His sons and daughters and protect us from evil. He promises to teach us the truth, show us the way, and lead us to life everlasting. He promises to enkindle the fires of our hearts, to inspire us, and lead us to holiness. We are His children and He is our Heavenly Father. We are His brothers and sisters and He is our Sibling Savior. We are His spiritual spouses and He is our Holy Spirit. Together we can do all things. Together we can move mountains and give light to the whole world.

Have we accepted God as our Heavenly Father, Sibling Savior, and Spiritual Spouse? How can we keep God’s covenant ever in our hearts and minds? What can we do to show God that we want to be united to Him through the New Covenant?

O Lord, we shall keep your covenant throughout our lives.


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