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Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Writer's Wednesday - Scott Hahn

What is it that unites a people as members of our family?  Flesh and blood and a common name.  Accordingly, the members of God's universal family, the Church, are united in the sacrificial family banquet we call the Eucharist--Christ's flesh and blood.  Similarly, just as  a common name unites a family, we as Church are united through baptism, rebirth and adoption into God's family in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit [the Trinity]....

Thus, the Trinity is the eternal and original covenant family. As John Paul II writes: "God in His deepest mystery is not a solitude, but a family, since He had in Himself fatherhood, sonship, and the essence of family, which is love."

-----Scott Hahn, A Father Who Keeps His Promises, (Servant Publications, 1998). 

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