Monday, November 2, 2009

Reflection for the Week

Someone once said to me that because Christians are parts of a body this means that God has a specific plan for each one. I think the point is rather that Christians need each other and when some attempt to pridefully isolate themselves from their fellow believers they make a mess of things. Sectarian overtures in the Christian community, as in the Corinth of the Apostle Paul’s day, will inevitably produce a lack of love. Being part of a body is a symbol of unity and mutual interdependence, and the recognition of this reality should produce a more active love towards each other.