Meeting Christ in the Assembly

May 21st, 2015 | Posted by Sr. Mary Valerie Schneider in Uncategorized

hrb052Tiny purple spears stood erect, their heads strained in one direction, as if intently listening. The Mother of Thyme had called a convocation.  The sight reminded me of the Church, an assembly called into being on the cross and the primary place where we meet Christ. It is in the assembly that we know who Christ is.

Where did you get your concept of God?  Wasn’t it parents, teachers, friends, nature? And how do I reflect who God is? When I love others unconditionally, they have a better chance of knowing God’s unconditional life for them. When I sacrifice for a friend or relatives, that person understands a bit more of Christ’s sacrifice. When I share on a deep level, another sees more clearly how God in Christ is engaged with the world.

O God, as assembly, may we strain toward the completion of what we have been called to be:  people upon whom the Spirit has been poured, people waiting for “the coming of that great and glorious day of the Lord.”

 

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