THE WORD OF GOD
“For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but ou have received the spirit of sonship. When we cry, ‘Abba! Father!’ it is the Spirit himself bearing witness with our spirit that we are childern of God, and if children, then heirs, heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, provided we suffer with him in order that we may also be glorified with him” (Rm 8: 15-17).
“He shall cry to Me, ‘You are my Father, My God, and the rock of my salvation” (Ps 89:26).
“I will be a father to you, and you shall be my sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty” (2 Cor 6:18).
“See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are. The reason why the world does not know us is that it did not know him” ( 1 Jn 3:1).
“Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in Heaven” (Mt 5:16).