Wednesday, October 21, 2009

All together now...

As Jesus was one human person among many, the Church is one organization among many. And just as there may have been people with more attractive appearances than Jesus, there may be many organizations that are a lot better run than the Church. But Jesus is the Christ appearing among us to reveal God's love, and the Church is his people called together to make his presence visible in today's world.

Would we have recognized Jesus as the Christ if we had met him many years ago? Are we able to recognize him today in his body, the Church? We are asked to make a leap of faith. If we dare to do it our eyes will be opened and we will see the glory of God.

Henri Nouwen, from Bread for the Journey
What is remarkable is that we are, ourselves, our own frail broken selves, the Body of Christ in the world. Of course we can't do it by ourselves. Could I? Of course not. Could you? Hardly. But together... all together...

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