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" the side of our Lord.

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