Because we know what has happened, definitively in history, we can start to act.
Start to bear fruit.
Second, third, and fourth fruits…of the Firstfruit, Christ our Lord.
Blossom as signs of He who was born to restore our nature.
Why think less of ourselves?
Humility and blessedness go hand-in-hand. [Just ask Mary, cf. Lk 1:48]
As Peter Chrysologus explained:
The earth was adorned with flowers, groves and fruit; and the constant marvelous variety of lovely living things was created in the air, the fields, and the seas for you, lest sad solitude destroy the joy of God’s new creation.
And the Creator still works to devise things that can add to your glory.
He has made you in his image that you might in your person make the invisible Creator present on earth.
He has made you his legate, so that the vast empire of the world might have the Lord’s representative.
Let us to go to Him, from Him, in Him.
For He comes to us.
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