I did not get to attend today's morning Mass, so I just read the readings online (http://www.usccb.org/bible/). The first reading is taken from Romans 16. Paul uses the expressions "in Christ" and "obedience of faith." They generated these thoughts in me. Can you say that you are in Christ? Just knowing about him is certainly not in him. Even knowing him may not quite be in him yet. To be truly in Christ is to have total obedience in him. To be truly in Christ is to be willingly transformed by him. To be ultimately in Christ is to be in union with him.