Bound Together in Christ…
Did you ever stop to think about how God continually prays for us that we might be one and that we too should pray for the same thing.
I was reminded that when we are gathered together, it is a holy thing. It is holy because only through the power of Christ and the work of the Spirit, is gathering people together in love possible. On our own we will gather for self-interest, for free food, for making a good impression. Only Christ can make the gathering of two or more together express Christian love.
It is also holy because when we are bound together in Christ, we participate in God’s life. Abiding in community means we each hear a responsibility for the well being and work of the community. We all have been given gifts, we all have the power to love and forgive, and we all share in the goals and mission of the community.
Responsibility, accountability, stability; these are the marks of being bound together in Christ. Love, forgiveness, repentance, and building up one another; these are the signs of His presence among us.
Blessings to you,