Infused with God

“To be Christian is to be more than human; it is to be human in the way that God intended for us to be human. To be Christian is to be a human being infused with God’s Spirit.” – Fr. John-Paul Tan OFM, Homily on the Feast of All Saints 2011

To be infused is:

1. To put into or introduce as if by pouring
2. To fill or cause to be filled with something
3. To steep or soak without boiling in order to extract soluble elements or active principles
4. To flavour or scent by steeping ingredients in it

What does it mean then to be Christian? It is to have God’s Spirit poured into us… to be filled to the brim with God’s love… to be steeped and soaked regularly in God’s presence… and to be scented with God’s own fragrance.

For the love of God has been poured into our hearts by the Holy Spirit which has been given to us. – Rom 5:5

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