When the appointed time came, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born a subject of the Law, to redeem the subjects of the Law and to enable us to be adopted as sons. The proof that you are sons is that God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts: the Spirit that cries, ‘Abba, Father’, and it is this that makes you a son, you are not a slave any more; and if God has made you son, then he has made you heir.
Sunday is the feast of Mary, Mother of God and the Octave Day of Christmas.
Paul speaks of Jesus as Son of God, a familiar concept to the Jews, for all God’s faithful (who are men) are seen as Sons of God.
And Paul expands the concept for there is a sense in which no man is fully faithful except…
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