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Fr. Tom’s Reflections

July 12, 2015: We Are Other Christs

In the Catechism of the Catholic Church (n. 2782) we find this marvelous sentence: "We can adore the Father because he has caused us to be reborn to his life by adopting us as his children in his only Son: by Baptism, he incorporates us in the Body of his Christ; through the anointing of his Spirit who flows from the head to the members, he makes us other 'Christs'."

The Catechism gives us the theological meaning of being baptized and confirmed persons. The gospel today gives us a sense of what this looked like for the Twelve apostles and what it looks like for us. Christ gives us authority. We represent him. We are to help bring hope and healing to other people.

When has someone been a Christ to you? When have you realized that you have been another Christ to someone?

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