News Letter – May 2019

From the Vicar

Dearly beloved in Christ,
Greetings. We have completed yet another Lenten season. I invite you to reflect on the ecclesial life of the church, as we move forward in our spiritual journey, juxtaposing to the life and mission of the church. The Apostle Paul, architect and builder of the church, had several metaphors describing his view of the Church. He saw the Church as the Body of Christ. This can be observed in Colossians 1:18, 24. In his major epistles, he didn’t mention that the Church was the body of Christ, rather, Christians belonged to the body of Christ. In comparison to this, Paul opines that Jesus Christ is the head and Lord over the Church. When Paul refers to Body, he is stressing that the Christian community is to be a body, with special focus on the individual and his/her responsibility within the community. Each Christian is considered to be a member of this body. Just as each part of the body has a significance and specific function, we too, as the body of Christ, need to understand the diversities in the faith community. There needs to be unity in diversity.