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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.

"A man should keep himself down, and not busy himself in mirabilibus super se."
St Philip Neri

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"To do God's will -- this was the goal upon which the saints constantly fixed their gaze. They were fully persuaded that in this consists the entire perfection of the soul. "
St Alphonsus de Liguori

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"Men should often renew their good resolutions, and not lose heart because they are tempted against them."
St Philip Neri

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