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58. Our Lord at the Father's Right Hand

1. To sit means to abide, to stay. It also means to occupythe throne of judgment. In both meanings of this word, it belongsto Christ to sit at the right hand of the Father, that is, to abidein the Father's glory, and to reign together with theFather.

2. It belongs to Christ as God to have, equally with theFather, the identical divine glory, beatitude, and power. This is"sitting at the right hand of the Father." The phrasedoes not indicate a secondary place, nor a place merelynext to the Father. It means that Christ as God rules inabsolute equality with the other two divine Persons.

3. And it belongs to Christ as man to sit at theFather's right hand, in the sense that Christ's humanity isdowered with the Father's gifts beyond all other creatures.

4. As God, Christ is equal with the Father, and one withhim in substance; as man, Christ excels all creatures in possessingdivine gifts. On both scores, Christ alone holds just title to theplace at the Father's right hand.

"It is not God's will that we should abound in spiritual delights, but that in all things we should submit to his holy will."
Blessed Henry Suso

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"If you wish to learn and appreciate something worth while, then love to be unknown and considered as nothing. Truly to know and despise self is the best and most perfect counsel."
Thomas á Kempis

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"If, devout soul, it is your will to please God and live a life of serenity in this world, unite yourself always and in all things to the divine will. Reflect that all the sins of your past wicked life happened because you wandered from the path of God's will. For the future, embrace God's good pleasure and say to him in every happening: "Yea, Father, for so it hath seemed good in thy sight." "
St Alphonsus de Liguori

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