Sons of God

Christ wishes to elevate human beings who accept him to the level of his own position of honor as the Son.  They are to turn from children of God into sons of God.  At the same time this means that he wishes to include them in his priestly activities as fellow activists.  They are not merely to observe the act of redemption from the outside, they are to become involved in the farther-reaching consequences of this act.  If, in this way, the sacrifice made by Christ is given new life in individual Christians, the general priesthood of all believers is created.

~ Rudolf Frieling, member of the founding circle of priests in The Christian Community, movement for religious renewal.

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