Saturday, February 7, 2009

Dominica Septuagesima: "In principio creavit Deus caelum et terram" fecit in ea hominem."

"God, infinitely perfect and blessed in himself, in a plan of sheer goodness freely created man to make him share in his own blessed life. For this reason, at every time and in every place, God draws close to man. He calls man to seek him, to know him, to love him with all his strength. He calls together all men, scattered and divided by sin, into the unity of his family the Church. To accomplish this, when the fullness of time had come, God sent his Son as Redeemer and Savior. In his Son and through him, he invites men to become, in the Holy Spirit, his adopted children and thus heirs of his blessed life." (CCC 1)

"For many are called, but few are chosen." (Mt. 20, 16)

Meeting Christ in the Liturgy offers a reflection for Dominica Septuagesima.

(Photo: Detail, Creation by Michelangelo, Sixtine Chapel.)