One of the great insights from Vatican II was the revelation of the path to discover our true identity. Here it is explained:

Indeed, the Lord Jesus, when He prayed to the Father, "that all may be one. . . as we are one" (John 17:21-22) opened up vistas closed to human reason, for He implied a certain likeness between the union of the divine Persons, and the unity of God's sons in truth and charity. This likeness reveals that man, who is the only creature on earth which God willed for itself, cannot fully find himself except through a sincere gift of himself. (GS 24)

Only in giving of ourselves are we able to discover our true self. This is both in terms of realising our true identity as a child of God and our true identity which comes through exercising our gifts for the sake of others. 


SUMMARY

Indeed, the Lord Jesus, when He prayed to the Father, "that all may be one. . . as we are one" (John 17:21-22) opened up vistas closed to human reason, for He implied a certain likeness between the union of the divine Persons, and the unity of God's sons in truth and charity. This likeness reveals that man, who is the only creature on earth which God willed for itself, cannot fully find himself except through a sincere gift of himself." (GS 24)

We learn our true identity as a child of God through giving ourselves to God and our true identity in our relationship with others through sharing ourselves and talents with others.

Sun, 01/01/2017 - 17:26
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Intermediate

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