.- Pope John Paul II called on the world this morning to summarize all things in Christ in order to fulfill Godâs plan for humanity.
During this Wednesdayâs general audience, which took place in the Paul VI Hall, the Pope spoke about the canticle, âGod the Savior,â which opens the Letter to the Ephesians and is recited on Mondays in the Liturgy of the Hours.
John Paul II said, âIn his infinite goodness God planned before the creation of the world to bring all things into one through his beloved Son.â
âThe supremacy of Christ extends, therefore, to the world as well as to that more specific horizon which is the Church. Christ fulfills the function of âfullnessâ,â he added.
The Holy Father also quoted Ephesians 1:9 and said that âfor He has made known to us in all wisdom and insight the mystery of His will, according to his purpose which He set forth in Christ as a plan for the fullness of time, to unite all things in Him, things in heaven and things on earth.â
The Pope explained that this canticle exalts âthe marvelous work of God, carried out for us through Christâ and emphasizes âthe exaltation of the âredemption through the bloodâ of the cross, the âforgiveness of sins,â the abundant effusion âof the riches of His graceâ.â
It also highlights the divine sonship of every Christian and âthe âknowledge of the mystery of Godâs willâ through which one enters into the intimacy of the same trinitarian life,â he said.