In the Communion we have a witness of our growth into one body with Christ such that whatever is
his may be called ours.
We may dare assure ourselves that eternal life, of which he is the heir, is ours;
and that the Kingdom of Heaven, into which he has entered, can no more be cut off from us than from
that we cannot be condemned of our sins, since he willed to take them upon himself as if they were his
This is the wonderful exchange, that, becoming Son of man with us,
he has made us sons of God with him;
that by his descent to earth,
he has prepared an ascent to heaven for us;
that by taking on our mortality,
he has conferred his immortality upon us;
That, accepting our weakness,
he has strengthened us by his power;
that, receiving our poverty into himself,
he has transferred his wealth to us;
that, taking the weight of our iniquity upon himself,
he has clothed us in his righteousness.