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Weekly Paragraphs for the Holy Sacrament
By Austin Farrer
Dacre Press, Westminster

WE may think that we worship God because he is infinitely greater than we; but that is not why we worship God.  The eternal Son is the perfect worshipper of the eternal Father, and he is not less than the Father, he is equal with him.  He has a better reason than we have for thankful adoration; the Father has given him more than he has given to us; he has given him as much as he has himself.  The Son thanks the Father for pouring into him the whole divine life, and he has the whole divine life in which to live out his thanks.  We should do well, if we could thank God for all we are, with all we are.  He thanks God for all he is with all that God is, for he also is God. Into his perfect worship of the Father Christ takes us up, by making us living parts of his worshipping body.