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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.

"As the flesh is nourished by food, so is man supported by prayers"
St Augustine

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"It is vanity to love what passes quickly and not to look ahead where eternal joy abides. "
Thomas á Kempis

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"Every man naturally desires knowledge; but what good is knowledge without fear of God? Indeed a humble rustic who serves God is better than a proud intellectual who neglects his soul to study the course of the stars."
Thomas á Kempis

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