ABBA (not the Swedish musical group)
This Sunday’s second reading (Romans 8:12-25) is most encouraging. You have received a spirit of adoption. When we cry, “Abba! Father!” it is that very Spirit bearing witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs, heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ.
Through no merit of our own, by the gracious gift of a God who can only love, we have been drawn into the divine life, adopted as children of God. By the Holy Spirit within us, we are able to cry “Abba, Father”—a cry more intimate than we realize.
May this cry be the leitmotif of the upcoming week. May this be the simple prayer that we weave throughout our day. And, from this cry and place of intimacy, may we engage the world with truth and mercy, willing to extend the same divine goodness that we are blessed to experience.
Yours in Christ,
Fr. Dominique Rector
From the desk of the Rector