Monday, January 26, 2004

Supporting the Body

Let us continue to support the body of Christ by lifting up in prayer those who need are prayers. Fr. Sudano reminds us of this spiritual truth, as we continue to pray for Fr. Groeschel:

"But God has constructed the that there may be no division in the body, but that the parts may have the same concern for one another. If one part suffers, all the parts suffer with it; if one part is honored, all parts share its joy." ([Sunday's] second reading)

Most certainly, the "drama" which began exactly two weeks ago has brought to light the truth of Saint Paul's words. One member of Christ's Body is now battered and bruised, and we have come together in prayer to give strength and support to the stricken member. No doubt, Father Benedict has been for many of us an "alter Christus", another Christ. To some, Father has been Christ's tongue since he proclaims the truth with eloquence, wit, and wisdom. Others would say, "Yes, but he's really Christ's heart since he has shown me and my loved ones charity and compassion. Perhaps the very poor would chime in, "Yes, but for me he is Christ's hands; he has helped me more than once".

May the Holy Spirit show us how we can support one another as members of Christ's body. I believe that Fr. Groesechel would want us to share this support with those in our immediate circle--family, friends, and those whom the Lord brings into our life.

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