Galatians 3:26-29: In Union with Christ
Thursday, July 14, 2016
It is through faith that all of you are God’s children in union with Christ Jesus.
Today we are reminded that Christ has not gone off to a distant, ethereal place to watch our lives unfold. Christ remains with us in a very real way, guiding and protecting, healing and loving.
You were baptized into union with Christ, and now you are clothed, so to speak, with the life of Christ himself.
Today we are reminded that God invites us into a very real union with in and in and through Jesus. God creates us for an in love, to be actions of love in a world longing for consolation.
So there is no difference between Jews and Gentiles, between slaves and free people, between men and women; you are all one in union with Christ Jesus.
Today we are reminded that the Spirit sees none of the distinctions that we place on our societies and peoples. The Spirit marks no divisions and sees no rank.
If you belong to Christ, then you are the descendants of Abraham and will receive what God has promised.
Today we are reminded that the Creator, the Christ and the Spirit call each of us to a perfect and harmonious union in Christ. We are founded in the sure invitation of love extended by the Creator. We are formed in the complete peace of Christ. And we are consoled in the sure partnership of the Spirit. We are all children God. We are all sisters and brothers with Christ. We are all children of peace.
Let us act as though we believe that each of our lives are as important as the life of Christ. Let us, with gesture and word, share the mercy, kindness and compassion that we find in unity with Christ.