I will tell of the decree of the Lord:
He said to me, “You are my son,
today I have begotten you.
Ask of me, and I will make the nations your heritage,
and the ends of the earth your possession.”
The glory we give to the Son of God is not something he needs from us. The glory we give him is glory he has already given us. His saints, glorified by the gift of his Spirit, reflect his own glory back to him. And his own glory is also not his own. He is given it in full measure by the Father who begets him and who has given all things into his hand for his glory. When history has run its course, the Blessed Trinity will not have one drop more glory than he had before history began. But one thing will be different: we who have been called from nothingness will now–because of the glorious Son–be participants in his glory forever! Glory be to the Son!