A Penitent Blogger

Mindful of my imperfections, seeking to know Truth more deeply and to live Love more fully.

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Sunday, May 31, 2009


Unity in faith.

Unity in charity.

Unity in communion.

Unity in morality.

Unity under just law.

Unity of truth.

But in all else, legitimate diversity.

Thus says Saint Paul in one of the second readings available for today’s Feast of Pentecost (1 Corinthians 12:3b-7, 12-13):

There are different kinds of spiritual gifts
but the same Spirit;
there are different forms of service
but the same Lord;
there are different workings
but the same God
who produces all of them
in everyone.

To each individual
the manifestation of the Spirit is given
for some benefit.

As a body is one
though it has many parts,
and all the parts of the body,
though many, are one body,
so also Christ.

For in one Spirit
we were all baptized
into one body,
whether Jews or Greeks,
slaves or free persons,
and we were all given to drink
of one Spirit.

In our diversity, may we embrace proper unity.

In our diversity, may we faithfully discern and by the grace of God bring to fruition the benefits for which the one Holy Spirit is given us.