The Riches of Our Inheritance (Sat. Dec. 19)

The word of the day is “inheritance.”  In today’s reading of Ephesians 1:16-23, St. Paul speaks of the inheritance that is in store for all the faithful.  He tells the Ephesians that he prays that “the eyes of your understanding being enlightened, that you may know… what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints” (vs.18). Paul begins his letter with the assurance of the birthright of the faithful. He writes, “In Him we have obtained an inheritance, being predestined according to the purpose of Him who works all things according to the counsel of His will” (Ephesians 1:11).  Yet Paul considers that it is not enough for the faithful to believe that they have a…