Like the arms of the colonnade surrounding St. Peter’s, Christ longs to embrace the entire human race.
“Christ called himself truth, not custom.” —Tertullian
Saying yes to the incarnate God ought to be the easiest thing in the world to do.
Suffering is not just a problem to be solved — it is a mystery to be endured in union with God Incarnate, who “suffered death and was buried, and rose again on the third day.”
God inscribed your soul with an identity belonging only to him. Nothing less than union with him will ultimately satisfy.
“The whole of the Christian life is a great pilgrimage to the House of the Father,” said Pope St. John Paul II. And so we move, not in fear, but in hope, every step of the way.