Saved by His Grace

MONDAY: After Epiphany

Jn.3:22-4:6/Ps.2:7-8.10-11/Matt.4:12-17.23-25

Saved by His Grace


The Mystery of the Incarnation of Christ is a perfect demonstration of God’s love versus his vengeance (Hos.11:1-6). God resists every effort to condemn his children (Jn.3:17). The birth of Christ Jesus is the ultimate expression of the enduring love of God towards his people. The life, mission, passion, death and resurrection of Christ Jesus depict for us, the most profound level of the compassion, love, mercy, and forgiveness of the Father.


Christ internalized the will of God; he lived and died doing the will of the Father. The ultimate purpose of the Incarnation is to prove, according to St. Elizabeth Anne Seton, how “to merit for us the grace of his interior life and communicate it to us…” Put differently God came to us in the flesh to enable us to interiorize the holiness and perfection of God (Matt.5:48). Yes, In Christ Jesus the predetermined plan of God for the holiness and perfection of humankind came to fruition (Gal.4:4-5).


Even today, God is still persistent in his plan to save the world. He is patiently waiting for us to internalise the Holy Spirit that will enable us to discern his voice from the voice of the deceptive spirits and false prophets. He wants us to obey the commandments and his grace will flow into our lives in torrents. The humbler we are, the more readily God will come and make his home among us (Jn.14:23).


Lord, open the eyes of my heart and soul; make me obedient to your commandments and save me by your grace.

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