Everyone moved by the Spirit is a son of God. The spirit you received is not the spirit of slaves bringing fear into your lives again; it is the spirit of sons, and it makes us cry out, ‘Abba, Father!’ The Spirit himself and our spirit bear united witness that we are children of God. And if we are children we are heirs as well: heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, sharing his sufferings so as to share his glory.
Second reading for Trinity Sunday
‘Sharing his sufferings so as to share his glory….’
We are privileged – through God’s grace, through our baptism – to share in the life of God. This not only privileges us, but gives us the responsibility of continuing to enflesh that life of God in our troubled and fragile world as we seek to serve each other.
Throne of Glory. Musée Dobrée, Nantes. (c) 2016, Allen Morris.