Part 4 of the series, “Growing in Faith: Our Identity in Christ.” Our Lord Jesus Christ is secure in His identity and steadfast in fulfilling His mission. His disciples must be secure in our identity in Christ so that we are steadfast in fulfilling our mission from Christ. What choices do we need to make as a result? This Sunday's focus is rejoicing in our inheritance from God. Saint Paul has described the Church as the “household of faith” (cf. Galatians 6:10c). In what is known as the ”Parable of the Prodigal Son,” Jesus describes two sons who became lost when they failed to understand the meaning of their relationship to their father as they engaged in the rituals and responsibilities in the household. Only one son came to realize it, reclaimed his identity, and rejoiced in his inheritance. But the father was still waiting for the other son to realize it. Deepening our understanding about what we believe and why we believe it will influence our behavior. It will lead us to remember our identity in God and to rejoice in our inheritance from God.