“Jesus has made it clear to me that the same voice that he heard at the River Jordan and on Mount Tabor can also be heard by me. He has made it clear to me that just as he has his home with the Father, so do I…. Faith is the radical trust that home has always been there and always will be there.”–Henri Nouwen, The Return of the Prodigal Son, page 39.
Nouwen reminds us that we truly do share in Christ’s sonship with the Father. He, Christ, as the only-begotten Son from all eternity; we the adopted sons and daughters by virtue of Jesus’ sacrifice for us, and his identification with us.