LIFE OF THE FAITHFUL
GLORY OF THE HUMBLE
BLESSEDNESS OF THE JUST
We know the Church to be the "Body of Christ" and in another image, our spiritual Mother. As such, being one with God, she gives life to the faithful, to those open to the gifts of the Spirit, those inspired by the Word of God and those united with each other in Christ. God, in his Body, in our holy Mother the Church, is a life giver to those who come to him with open hearts.
The amazing grace that we have received from God humbles us. Undeserving though we are, we are none the less loved by God and raised to glory. We approach that glorious gift with true, sincere humility, for our glory is a reflection of the glory of God.
And for those that seek to live their lives rooted in God, who seek to be holy as the Lord our God is holy, who strive to be just ... we find happiness, holiness, harmony and peace.
The Collect concludes by asking that "they who thirst for what you generously promise may always have their fill of your plenty." May it be so. So be it. AMEN