Barasoain Weekly Reflection for 4 – 10 June 2017
“Because there is one loaf, we, who are many, are one body, for we all share the one loaf.”
1 Corinthians 10:17
I woke up this morning with my chest in the right side in pain. My colleagues in the church said that it was due to the way I slept in the night before. After taking a pain killer, my pain was gone.
However, the same cannot be said with our relations with others. Once we have pained other or we are pained by others, it is not easy to heal the wound it will inflict. We have colleagues in our workplace that do not talk to each other. Worse, they treat themselves as strangers despite being friends before. We have families that are broken by desires or relationships that are forever gone.
Jesus Christ pains that His community of believers are divided. As part of His church, we are to work with others harmoniously, similar to the way the human bodies work and its parts. Despite the differences we have, we should be able to work together in peace, as we are all working towards a common goal – to glorify God.
We might have colleagues, friends, family members, relatives or even our husband or wife whom we have offended or have offended us. This day, let’s start by giving them a simple smile that goes a long way towards reconciliation.
We are all part of a body that glorifies God.