Monthly Archives: October 2011

Daily Meditation: October 31, 2011

Focusing on the Poor Like every human organization the Church is constantly in danger of corruption. As soon as power and wealth come to the Church, manipulation, exploitation, misuse of influence, and outright corruption are not far away. How do … Continue reading

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Daily Meditation: October 30, 2011

The Weakest in the Center The most honored parts of the body are not the head or the hands, which lead and control. The most important parts are the least presentable parts. That’s the mystery of the Church. As a … Continue reading

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Daily Meditation: October 29, 2011

One Body with Many Parts The Church is one body. Paul writes, “We were baptised into one body in a single Spirit” (1 Corinthians 12:13). But this one body has many parts. As Paul says, “If they were all the … Continue reading

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Daily Meditation: October 28, 2011

Our Spiritual Leaders The Church as the body of Christ has many faces. The Church prays and worships. It speaks words of instruction and healing, cleanses us from our sins, invites us to the table of the Lord, binds us … Continue reading

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Daily Meditation: October 27, 2011

Forgiving the Church When we have been wounded by the Church, our temptation is to reject it. But when we reject the Church it becomes very hard for us to keep in touch with the living Christ. When we say, … Continue reading

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Daily Meditation: October 26, 2011

The Authority of Compassion The Church often wounds us deeply. People with religious authority often wound us by their words, attitudes, and demands. Precisely because our religion brings us in touch with the questions of life and death, our religious … Continue reading

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Daily Meditation: October 25, 2011

Meeting Christ in the Church Loving the Church does not require romantic emotions. It requires the will to see the living Christ among his people and to love them as we want to love Christ himself. This is true not … Continue reading

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