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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.

"We must not be behind time in doing good; for death will not be behind his time. "
St Phillip Neri

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"The essence of perfection is to embrace the will of God in all things, prosperous or adverse. In prosperity, even sinners find it easy to unite themselves to the divine will; but it takes saints to unite themselves to God's will when things go wrong and are painful to self-love. Our conduct in such instances is the measure of our love of God."
St Alphonsus de Liguori

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"The greatest glory we can give to God is to do his will in everything."
St Alphonsus de Liguori

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