Pray every day

Christ abides in us

  • On that day you will realize that I am in my Father and you are in me and I in you. (John 14:20)
  • … And we will come to him and make our dwelling with him. (John 14:23)
  • Remain in me, as I remain in you… As the Father loves me, so I also love you. Remain in my love. (John 15: 4 and 9)
  • …Yet it is no longer I, but Christ living in me. (Galatians 2:20)
  • Do you not realize that you are a temple of God with the Spirit of God living in you? (1Corinthians 3:16-17)
  • As for you, see that what you have heard from the beginning remains in you. If it does, you also will remain in the Son and in the Father. (1 John 2:24)
  • …and that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith (Ephesians 3:17)
  • We are reflecting the glory of the Lord and are being transformed into his image (2Corinthians 3:18)

Out of his unlimited love for us, God desires to inhabit our hearts. Jesus left this surprising promise to his disciples before his death. He wants to dwell in each one of us. Saint Paul gives witness to this by saying it is no longer he, but Christ living in him. This is the ultimate horizon towards which the Spirit leads us in our life of faith. He seeks to conform the Christian to Christ in body, soul and spirit. We long for this, and we ask for this with a humble heart, knowing we will never accomplish it through our own efforts. We believe this conformation with Christ is given to us in a privileged way through the Eucharist. Christ gives himself to us through his Body and his Blood, molding our hearts to his own Heart, so we can be and act as Him.

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