Ephesians 1:15-23

Brothers and sisters, hearing of your faith in the Lord Jesus and of your love for all the holy ones, do not cease giving thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers, that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you a spirit of wisdom and revelation resulting in knowledge of him. May the eyes of (your) hearts be enlightened, that you may know what is the hope that belongs to his call, what are the riches of glory in his inheritance among the holy ones, and what is the surpassing greatness of his power for us who believe, in accord with the exercise of his great might, which he worked in Christ, raising him from the dead and seating him at his right hand in the heavens, far above every principality, authority, power, and dominion, and every name that is named not only in this age but also in the one to come. And he put all things beneath his feet and gave him as head over all things to the church, which is his body, the fullness of the one who fills all things in every way.

Good evening to all, let's listen to Paul that is "remembering us in his prayers right now". He was joyful by seeing the fruit of the Word of God through his apostolate. He kept praying for the ones who converted to Christianity, with the intention that the grace of God might continue to strengthen and confirm them in their faith. He was praying for them, the ones who had to transmit us the christian faith, the ones from whom we inherited our faith. Paul wasn't thinking only to those roots of Christianity, but also to us who had to come some centuries of millennia later. He prayed God to give us light to our hearts and increase our hope; he was praying for us to become holy ones. He tries to explain us how much grace we can receive by asking God for it. In fact, he says that this grace is "the exercise of his great might" and that it comes through Jesus. On earth He had nowhere to rest his head, he renounced to everything, he gave us his example to follow. He knew that his place was always at the right of the Father. The only place to rest his head was the "right shoulder" of the Father, if we can symbolize it with an image. We can never imagine what is "far above every principality, authority, power, and dominion"; we could not even distinguish the last ones among them, if we could see them. we can just imagine how tender is the Love inside of the Trinity and how "homesick" and nostalgic Jesus was. Because of his humbleness and by virtue of his humbleness, Jesus got us not only "beneath his feet", but as His own Mystical Body, of which He is the head and we the parts (1Corinthians 12). Jesus came so near to us to call us to become one with Him.