Friday, January 25, 2013

Christ has no body now on earth… but yours

Dear Parishioners,

Christ has no body now on earth… but yours. Some 25 years after our Lord’s resurrection, Paul wrote to the Corinthians words that still apply to us (1 Corinthians 12:12-30): “Now you are the body of Christ and each of you is a part of it.” Being God’s presence in this world is not the sole responsibility of those who have taken holy orders or had hands laid upon them for ordination. Being God’s presence to the poor, the blind, the lame, the captives and the oppressed is ours… our responsibility, opportunity and yes, even our joy.

- Deacon Robert