Sunday, March 8, 2015

Authentic unity: Christ is center

Third Sunday of Lent
 "...that they may be one as We are one: I in them and You in Me. 
May they be brought to complete unity to let the world know
that You sent Me and have loved them even as You have loved Me."
- John 17:22b,23

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"Indeed, the charism of unity ... is strongly anchored in the Eucharist, which confers on it its Christian and ecclesial character.

Without the Eucharist, unity would lose its magnet of divine attraction and would be reduced to a sentiment and to a dynamic that is only human, psychological and sociological.

Instead, the Eucharist guarantees that Christ is the center, and that it is His Spirit, the Holy Spirit, that moves our steps and our initiatives of encounter and communion."

Pope Francis
Address to Bishops
4 March 2015 ~ Roma

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