“The early church was married to poverty, prison, and persecution..today the church is married to prosperity, personality, and popularity”-Leonard Ravenhill.
Greetings in the name of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.Dear all,
As we all are rejoicing in the resurrection of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. We quite often forget the pain, agony, and sacrifice of our Lord and Saviour.Jesus Christ who suffered on our behalf to give us the rejoicing experience of Resurrection. All of the members rejoice because they simultaneously work for the same purpose, and that is the majesty of the Saviour, and for the erection of Christendom. All of the members suffer, because them being one in Christ, means that together they are crucified with Christ, suffering as He suffered, enduring the anguish for the one sublime cause of destroying evil and triumphing for the victory of eternal light.
There is something quite beautiful and profound in the life of the Church, for, in everything we do, we do in God, in Whom “we live and move and have our being”(Acts17:28).There is a mystical relationship between Christ and the Church, it is cosmic and surpass all objective and materialistic understanding: the purpose of the Church, and all of their righteous actions, is all done as an image of Christ on earth, and ultimately, as an icon of the Holy Trinity. Read the beautiful words of our Lord and we will have a closer understanding: “Holy Father, keep through Your name those whom You have given Me, that they may be one as We are” (John 17:11). The Father provides the Son with His flock, and the Son prays that His servants will be one, as the Father and the Son are one.
Fifty days after Resurrection we have witnessed a renewing experience through the feast of Pentecost wherein the Holy Spirit is enabling us to renew our baptismal covenant, the refreshing experience should not be a time bound experience but it should be an everlasting experience.
As we proceed in our earthly journey along with this transforming experience, we are about to witness and participate in the Apostle lent and be a part of its culmination through the Feast of Apostles. May the Holy Spirit strengthen us and nurture us to be divine instruments in the hands of God for His glorification unto ages of ages.
May God Bless us all.
Yours in the Lord
Fr. Koshy George