The indwelling of God in our soul dramatically changes us, it deifies us and makes us in a sense God by participation so, can it be said that we become a composite of man and God even though the human nature and the Divine nature never mix but that in a very real sense Divine nature becomes part of what we are?
P.S. English isn’t my first language, so I apologize if I’m not being clear enough.
I’m not saying that we become God by nature but by participation, so the result of the human soul being indwelled by The Holly Trinity transforms us in a real sense, so that this state becomes what we are?
Whole books have been written on this subject. According to the Catholic view, only the Son of God has the nature of God. Men “participate” in the divine nature, as a preceding poster here mentioned. This occurs through supernatural grace, which causes such deification.
According to Ludwig Ott’s “Fundamentals of Catholic Dogma,” (pp. 256-7) which refers to the teaching of the Church as it proceeds,
The New Testament says we participate in the divine nature (2 Pet 1:4)
"In view of the nature and degree of the participation in the divine nature, two extremes are to be avoided:
It must not be conceived in the pantheistic sense of the transformation of the soul into the divinity; the infinite distance between Creator and created remains.
Neither must it be conceived as a mere moral communion with God, which consists in the imitation of the moral perfections of God, analogous to the sinner’s childhood of the devil.?
The deification of the soul “consists in an accidental unification which is accomplished by a created gift of God; this assimilates the soul to God and unifies it with Him in a manner transcending all created powers.”
Okay, I understand that the Holy Spirit dwells in us as in a Temple, provided we’re in a state of grace. And the Son dwells in us by the Sacrament during Communion. But the Person of the Father does not dwell in us, though he may be present since all three share the same “essence”. Would this view be the correct Catholic view?