Scriptural Basis of Religious Life: A Filial Model of Intimacy with God

  • Maria Anto Samanvaya Theological College


Maria Anto CMC dwells on the scriptural basis of religious life, where she finds a filial model of intimacy with God. Divine-human intimacy is a recurring theme in the Scripture, which portrays a God who is ‘in need’ of our intimate relationship. She considers vocation as a call to be more. In the reflection, Maria Anto considers following Christ of the gospel as the core of religious life where one deepens the intimacy as a sacrificial victim in daily life. If the members of the younger generation are motivated in the right way, and if they have the aptitude for a life of joy, right from the early moments of their formation, and are constantly clinging to that through the daily life, the relationship will be natural for them.