Knowing You as My Son or Daughter
"Above all, God desires to know you as God’s cherished offspring, who progressively develops into a son or daughter entirely at peace with God, yourself, and all creation. As it was with Jesus Christ, the first of many siblings, so Father God desires it be with those whom God calls 'mine.'
"Like Jesus your eldest brother, you are born as a result of God’s decision, by the working of God’s spirit. That inner, spiritual journey of transformation into the image of Jesus Christ continues until at last, the Father says of you what he says of the supreme son, 'This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased.'”