August 9, 2017: I Make All Things New

~by Susi Pittman


THE COLLECT

Almighty and everliving God, you willed to make all things new in your beloved Son, the King of all that is. Grant that the family of peoples, now torn apart by the calamity of sin, may become subject to his gentle rule.

EPISTLE

“God-made-man sums up the universe in himself. He is the Head of the unseen spiritual beings, and has supreme power over those that are visible: for he who is the Head of the Church has all authority and draws all creation to himself.” ~St. Irenaeus

Colossians 1: 12-20

Brethren: We return thanks to God our Father for making us fit to share the light which saints inherit, for rescuing us from the power of darkness, and transferring us to the kingdom of his beloved Son. In the Son of God, in his blood, we find the redemption that sets us free from our sins. He is the true likeness of the God we cannot see; his is that first birth which precedes every act of creation. Yes, in him all created things took their being, heavenly and earthly, visible and invisible; what are thrones and dominions, what are princedoms and powers? They were all created through him and in him; he takes precedency of all, and in him all subsist.

He too is that head whose body is the Church; it begins with him, since his was the first birth out of death; thus in every way the primacy was to become his. It was God’s good pleasure to let all completeness dwell in him, and through him to win back all things, whether on the earth or in heaven, into union with himself, making peace with them through his blood, shed on the cross, by Christ Jesus our Lord.

This is one of my favorites from my Latin Missal. There is nothing you can add, nor nothing you can take away from the TRUTH.

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Susi Pittman is founder of CatholicStewardsofCreation.com and Owner-President of Twin Oaks Publishing; she is author of Animals in Heaven? Catholics Want to Know!; a member of the St. John’ s Catholic Writers Guild;
a member of the Florida Publishers Association, Independent Book Publishers Association, the National Association of Professional Women, the ASPCA, the National Wildlife Federation, the Humane Society of the United States and the National Audubon society.

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