Monday, January 30, 2012

Thinking About Unity

This is a portion of a letter the author is graciously allowing me to post here, " I have found my prayers for the church shifting over the last few years. I used to pray fervently and specifically for unity. Recently, my prayers have been that we would love God, listen to God's call and serve God's people in all places. I think I trust that if God's will is for unity and God's call is to unity, then our prayers to hear and to do God's call will bring us into fuller unity. "

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Welcome The Children

From Father Brown comes a wonderful and informative blog. I hope you will have time to read his post and be reminded of the Love of Our Father and His welcome.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

United In Christ

This is the time of year the Church sets aside time to pray for unity.  Many Christian traditions are praying. In remarks on January 18th, the first day of prayer, Pope "Benedict XVI also pointed out that 'lack of unity among Christians hinders the effective announcement of the Gospel and endangers our credibility', but noted that, 'as far as the fundamental truths of the faith are concerned, there is far more that unites us than divides us. ... This is a great challenge for the new evangelisation, which will be more fruitful if all Christians together announce the truth of the Gospel and Jesus Christ, and give a joint response to the spiritual thirst of our times'."


Since Jesus calls us to explore what unties us more than what binds us to our preferred pattern of division, perhaps we could each consider--- to what or to whom we are truly bound.


                                                          Is it Christ?  Is it division?




                                   "Eternal Wound" ...in the side of our Lord.
                                         

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Forgive, Forget, Find Freedom

I am reminded that few of us focus on the future and leave the past.  What if we did?