Thursday, May 8, 2008

"United We Stand, Divided We Fall" : A Catholic Reflection

"United We Stand, Divided We Fall" : A Catholic Reflection:

"Jesus' prayer for unity begins to be answered when we are filled with the Holy Spirit. The Spirit is the Source of unity (Eph 4:3). 'It was in one Spirit that all of us, whether Jew or Greek, slave or free, were baptized into one body' (1 Cor 12:13). We are 'one in the Spirit.' The Spirit reverses divisions which go back to the first sin and were exacerbated at the tower of Babel (see Gn 11:9). By the Spirit of Pentecost, all nations can once again communicate with each other and be restored to the unity of paradise (see Acts 2:5-11). Then, as at the first Christian Pentecost, the Spirit showcases our unity to lead thousands into God's kingdom (see Acts 2:41), and the strongholds of the devil are destroyed (see 2 Cor 10:4). Come, Holy Spirit of unity, evangelization, and victory."

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