God. Abba. Family

If we can begin to see God as Father, can we see everyone else as family?


Romans 8:15

Can we recognize the privilege of knowing how close God is? The creator of all things is personally close to us that we can call God, “Abba.” As baptized people we have been joined into the divine family.

Do we sometimes take this for granted? It is a privilege to be so close to God but sometimes we may not access this knowledge. When we face a crisis are we turning to God for help? In times of joy, do we thank God for all God has provided us?

Having that close relationship to God means we need to grow even closer to God each day. God is not a distant figure. God is caring, loving, protecting and more. To not realize this through our actions is to not see God.

Once we can begin to nurture our personal relationship with God, then we will see how others are our sisters and brothers. And when we see others in the world as siblings, then we can begin treating one another more lovingly.

Tags: Divine, Family, Father, Relationship, Romans

Related Reflections


person hands out
All Sinners, All God’s Family • Romans 3:23

Since we all need God, can we see how we are all the same?

gray sand under white and blue sky
On Earth as in Heaven • Psalm 33:13

Do we recognize how God in Heaven is very present to us here and now?

Recent Content


sea of clouds
[HOMILIES]
Twenty-sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Prepare for Sunday's readings with a collection of reflections from various preachers

people riding camels
[Bible Verse Reflection]
Praise God at Church • Luke 4:15

Could we be failing at praising God because we are not appreciating Jesus’ presence?

Brother Kyle Mena, FSC
[Podcast]
Life of a Religious Brother

Bro. Kyle Mena, F.S.C speaks about joining the De La Salle Brothers, his work as a high school teacher, and the journey of living out his vocation.

Check Out More Content


church pulpit and ambo with cross
Sunday Reflections
Photo by Joshua Eckstein on Unsplash
Prepare for the upcoming or past Sunday Mass readings with a homily or sermon from a multitude of biblical voices.
open bible
Bible Verse Reflections
Photo by Aaron Burden on Unsplash
There is richness in every scripture so why not reflect on a particular Bible verse to enrich your experience with God's Word?
podcast studio computer and microphone
Podcast
Photo by Amr Taha™ on Unsplash
Tune into the "1 Christian 1 Topic" podcast where we interview guests on one topic of their Christian lives, work, or experience.