Born Identity: What does your heart say?

One of our postulants, Ryan Lozano sent this youtube posting . Thanks to the maker of this presntation.

I thought that says it all, of who we are (in the ontological sense). In essence, we are children of God and that is the identity that God has given us in as much as he created us in His own image and likeness. And this is what we will take with us upon our parting this earthly dwelling to meet our Maker. Reminiscent of St. Augustine’s words: “You have made us for yourself, O God, and our hearts are restless until they find their rest in you.”
Christmas is all about Christ and when we miss the CHRIST of Christmas, what results is disorientation, distraction and ultimate destruction of our souls. What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but suffers the loss of his soul?
We have just begun the Christmas Novena and the countdown has begun. Its 8 days to Christmas. Are we ready spritually? Would we be ready if His second coming were near?
As Shakespeare put it, “Man know thy self and to your own self be true”. If we are created in His own image and likeness, should not our lives reflect the essence of who we are ultimately, in everyday living?
May our hearts be found ready at the coming of our Lord and Saviour.
1Bless the LORD, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name.
2Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits:
3Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases;
4Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies;
5Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things; so that thy youth is renewed like the eagle’s.
6The LORD executeth righteousness and judgment for all that are oppressed.
7He made known his ways unto Moses, his acts unto the children of Israel.
8The LORD is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy.
9He will not always chide: neither will he keep his anger for ever.
10He hath not dealt with us after our sins; nor rewarded us according to our iniquities.
11For as the heaven is high above the earth, so great is his mercy toward them that fear him.
12As far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our transgressions from us.
13Like as a father pitieth his children, so the LORD pitieth them that fear him.
14For he knoweth our frame; he remembereth that we are dust.
15As for man, his days are as grass: as a flower of the field, so he flourisheth.
16For the wind passeth over it, and it is gone; and the place thereof shall know it no more.
17But the mercy of the LORD is from everlasting to everlasting upon them that fear him, and his righteousness unto children’s children;
18To such as keep his covenant, and to those that remember his commandments to do them.
19The LORD hath prepared his throne in the heavens; and his kingdom ruleth over all.
20Bless the LORD, ye his angels, that excel in strength, that do his commandments, hearkening unto the voice of his word.
21Bless ye the LORD, all ye his hosts; ye ministers of his, that do his pleasure.
22Bless the LORD, all his works in all places of his dominion: bless the LORD, O my soul
(Ps 103