Brothers and sisters:
I, a prisoner for the Lord,
urge you to live in a manner worthy of the call you have received,
with all humility and gentleness, with patience,
bearing with one another through love,
striving to preserve the unity of the spirit
through the bond of peace;
one Body and one Spirit,
as you were also called to the one hope of your call;
one Lord, one faith, one baptism;
one God and Father of all,
who is over all and through all and in all. (Eph 4:1-6)
Do we really know what that is like or have an appreciate for what it means?
It means rejecting sin and embracing the Lord.
It means denying ourselves and taking up our cross.
It means being a witness to the this world of our rather than an example of selfishness.
It means forgiving another when we would rather hold a grudge.
It means sacrificing our needs for the needs of others.
It is the key to eternal life.
FAITH ACTION: “Live in a manner worthy of the call you have received this very day.”
[Please keep the bishop and priests of the Diocese of Gary in your prayers as we gather in convocation this week.]