The Mythical Body of Christ

We, in union with Jesus, are the mystical body of Christ. We!

When one rejoices, we all rejoice. When one suffers, we all suffer. Such is the union that Jesus desires for us to have.

Yet so many things and voices get in the way of living out our lives with such a sense of communion with one another. It doesn’t have to be this way. By the Holy Spirit living in us, we possess that higher power to go beyond the barriers that keep us apart and insensitive to one another. The power of God within us should never be underestimated. Such power, which demonstrates itself in love and compassion, has the capacity to turn us into other Christs.

This coming Friday, September 3rd at 7:00pm we will once again spend the night in adoration of the eucharistic presence of Jesus. Like every first Friday we will spend 12 hours in prayer before the Lord until 7:00am the next morning. The church is open all night to those who wish to spend time in prayer and adoration.

This month we dedicate this time of prayer for all our sisters and brothers at the southern border and we lift up to God the souls of the hundreds have died along the way to the border or that have died in the heat of the U.S. desert. This special time of prayer will begin this month with a bilingual service so that we can all meet and pray in solidarity with those who suffer and have died.

As a Catholic Christian Community let us come together and express our concern and connectedness with those who run from injustice and violence with the hope and dream of a better tomorrow. On this night we will tear down walls, forget about human-made borders and reach out in prayer and concern for those who only wish to live in peace, work in peace, and create better lives for themselves and their children and families.

Let our hearts open with deep compassion and dare to come together as the people of God who have been called to give life to the message of Jesus. Let us come together as one family and as one family let us unite ourselves to those whose cries for mercy and compassion rise to the living God. Let us not be deaf to their cries. Let us not be insensitive to their desperation. It is our place in the here and now to give witness to the Mystical Body of Christ.

You are in my prayers and in my heart.

Peace and Good.

Friar Julio

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