Tonight, Bishop Rice talked about the best Confession he ever made in his life – when he was one week shy of his 50th birthday. The penance was especially extraordinary for him; he was told to go into the chapel and “just thank God that you are His son, that you are a child of God.”
This truth can easily go in one ear and out the other, but it is important that we claim it in our hearts. This is our greatest identity: we are children of God.
We were blessed to have Bishop Rice lead us in a prayer that, for some of the teens here tonight, might be the most important prayer of their lives: a prayer of commitment to Christ.
“You make Him smile.”
“The greatest dignity that we have is to be a child of God.”
“God is fascinated by each one of us.”
“He never ceases to draw us to Himself.”