Through our varied gifts, we form different parts of one body. Someone acts as feet, as hands, so on and so forth. The mystery lies on the ability of the body to function as one and in harmony with one of each part. The Church, likewise, functions as one with different members. The harmony between each of the members in the Church as part of the one body of Christ is the work of the Holy Spirit.
Today, the Third Sunday in Ordinary Time, we look reflectively into the challenge of Saint Paul to our parish community to be truly ONE, harmonious and vibrant community of faith where each of us puts forward his or her gifts for the use of the Church. What gift have you received from the Holy Spirit that you wanted to share to the rest of our parish community? Where does God call you to serve?
Let us keep in mind that each one of us plays an important role in building up this body of Christ and each contribution of time, talent and treasure is very much appreciated not only by myself as the pastor but by each and every one of our members. Everyone is important. Everyone is needed. Everyone can help.
We pray today for our Church, the Mystical Body of Christ, and for all Her members throughout the globe as we continue the legacy and mission of Christ by fostering love, spreading hope and preaching peace to all.
We can start here, and now.