Toward the middle of his Letter to the Ephesians, a supremely confident St. Paul says, “When you read what I have said, you will realize that I know what I am talking about” (Eph.3:4). What Paul has been talking about is, in his words, “God’s Secret Plan,” which is revealed to the world in Jesus Christ. What Paul has been talking about is his answer to the one big question we begin to ask ourselves at a very tender age and continue to ask as long as we live: “Why did God make me?” Why did God make us?
“I know what I am talking about,” St. Paul answers: God made you to “be imitators of God as His dear children” (Eph.5:1); to “try to discern the Will of the Lord” (Eph.5:17); to be reconciled “to God in one body through the cross” (Eph.2:16); to be “one under Christ’s headship” (Eph.2:19). Do I hear someone say, “Well and good for St. Paul and the…
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