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May 3, 2009: 4th Sunday of Easter

In the Spring, bulbs grow into beautiful flowers. As a child of God, you also start as a seed and grow in Christ's love into a deeper relationship with God.

See what love God has given us that we should be called children of God; and that is what we are. …Beloved, we are God’s children now; what we will be has not yet been revealed.

What we do know is this: when Jesus appears, we will be like him, for we shall see him as he truly is. (1 John 3:1-2)

We are God’s children! You are a child of God! We are brothers and sisters of Jesus. Imagine what that means! For starters think about being a child of your parents. You know that your

parents love you so much that they would do anything for you. As wonderful as your parents’ care and love are, God’s love is even greater! To live up to your parents’ great love is one

thing. To live as a child of God is powerful indeed! Jesus has shown us through his life how to live as children of God. Some day we will live with God forever. But that life must begin now

in the way we live and reflect the values of Jesus, our brother and savior. We can strengthen our relationship with God as we grow older and wiser.

Action:

Think about one thing you need to do or a change you need to make in order to reflect God’s life within you. Do it! Strive daily to be the child of God you were created to be!

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Sister Mary Beth Klingel

Sister Mary Beth is a general officer on the leadership team of the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods. She has previously served as an elementary school teacher, pastoral minister and director of novices.

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