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Mystical Body of Christ
School of Apostles Manila-Pasig
Scientists would call it the web of life, internet users would call it Facebook. Yes, we are all connected to one another but it is more than just physically or digitally. In our spirits and our souls, we are connected in one Mystical Body of Christ. For the past three months we have been going deeper in contemplating the reality of the Mystical Body and we have received many fruits from this, some of which we capture in this short reflection.
Just as the body has many parts each fulfilling a different function, so too are we members of this body. We all have our parts to play in keeping the Body whole and healthy for the Kingdom of God. All our thoughts, words and actions affect other members of the Body and therefore, we must commit to only giving and sharing life to others. Because if we act out of pride, selfishness and sin, then we are harming ourselves, and other members of the Body.
More so, since Christ is the Head of the Body, He feels the effects of our thoughts, words and actions. He says to us now, just as He did on the cross, “I thirst.” For there are many evils abroad in our world, and every sin wounds Him just as the nails and the crown of thorns did. He thirsts because there are members of the Body who thirst and are suffering, especially the poor. They are the neglected and long-suffering members of the Body and we who are able should practice what our mother Church calls the “preferential option for the poor” so that our words, thoughts and actions can help alleviate their suffering and make the Body of Christ stronger, healthier and more life-giving.
With thanks to George Wang and the WordNews team
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