Imagine with me for a moment that you are the grown child of a tremendously wealthy father. He owns mansions, vintage cars, corporations. He has jets, islands, and staff. He has paid to redirect rivers and move mountains. Your father has SO MUCH money that he has even considered putting his name on a star in another galaxy. Yep. He’s that rich.
And as loaded as he is, your father is equally eager to share that wealth with you. Not just someday in the future, or at some point requiring his exit from your life, but NOW, and every day. Every moment, all that he has is yours, even on those days when you are not nearly worthy of any measure of it. Let’s pause and dream: What would we do with it? How would we savor it, spend it, give it away? Ahhhh, the fun! The luxury! The responsibility!
And then, my friends, with all those ideas in mind, let’s dwell on the mind-blowing fact of our Father’s tremendous wealth – and our inheritance – as described in Ephesians 2:4-7:
But God, who is rich in mercy, because of the great love he had for us, even when we were dead in our transgressions, brought us to life with Christ…, raised us up with him, and seated us with him in the heavens in Christ Jesus, that in the ages to come he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus.
Rich in mercy. Rich in grace.
What, then, is our response?
Parish Catechetical Leader