Christian Unity

 The body does not consist of one member but of many.
The eye cannot say to the hand, “I have no need of you.”

Creation, beautiful symphony
harmonic, acoustic, each note counts,

Each note has meaning, no note is superfluous
All creatures are of the music. The plants and elements too. Each has a gift. Each gift plays its part in God’s mysterious plan…
you might be a bold motif shouted out by trumpet or bassoon
or maybe the harmony of third violins,
subtle but changing everything,

shape-shifting, raw soundscape,
or the oboe gently offering a countermelody.
Each one of us is part of the song. Building the song.

 

God is all about healing, not wounding,
about creating, not destroying.
Life for the body is its members joined,
not severed, not judged bad and good.
The healing of the world
is the mending of its tissues,
the weaving together of its peoples,
all of us. Community. Symphony.

The energy of the Spirit is harmony,
communion of different members.
The energy of judging and dividing
is the energy of evil.
The Spirit’s loving energy is more powerful
than fear and separation.
All the gifts you have been given
are for the sake of the healing of the world.
Even the smallest gifts are mighty when they are discerned and embraced and put to use for God’s use.

Everything belongs.
Your prayers, your conversations,
your walking on the marsh or your driving through town,
all are part of the symphony.
Religion is like that.
The observance of Torah,
the path to enlightenment,
keeping kosher, the hajj, the rosary, fasting,
the praise song, lectio meditation, bare feet in the earth, sweat lodge, hermitage or Druid’s grove
each is a gift, different
but no less a part of the body…

Christian Unity is about humility. It is non judging. Christian Unity is Epiphany. Enlightenment. Good News. Gospel. Jesus didn’t come to impose right religion. He came not to condemn the world but to set the people free…

A witch once told me that dark is needed too because without the dark you can’t notice the light. ‘Jesus is the Light’, said I. ‘Yes’, she replied, ‘Jeshua. It’s All about him’.

“Oh sister am I not a brother to you

And one deserving of affection?

And is not our purpose the same on the earth

To love and follow his direction?”

 

The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to bring good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to let the oppressed go free, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favour.

In Jeshua ha Meshiach, Jesus the Christ, the symphony is fulfilled.

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~ by Fr Tim Ardouin on January 24, 2016.

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