EG 162: Gift From God

Vasnetsov_Maria_MagdalenePope Francis reminds us God takes the initiative. God calls us first.

162. On the other hand this process of response and growth is always preceded by God’s gift, since the Lord first says: “Baptize them in the name…” (Mt 28:19). The Father’s free gift which makes us his sons and daughters, and the priority of the gift of his grace (cf. Eph 2:8-9; 1 Cor 4:7), enable that constant sanctification which pleases God and gives him glory. In this way, we allow ourselves to be transformed in Christ through a life lived “according to the Spirit” (Rom 8:5).

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Todd lives in the Pacific Northwest, serving a Catholic parish as a lay minister.
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