The power of the Church in this world

“…the interior life of the Church is then one of selfless love so fully exercised that, within its communion, the structure of its ministries coincides exactly with that of interpersonal relationships and the whole is the visible manifestation of a community that so gives itself unselfishly in love and service that it cannot fail to touch the world outside, both as a community as through its individual members who perhaps spend their lives principally among non-Christians as ‘children of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world’ (Phil. 2:15).”  — Hans Urs von Balthasar, Engagement with God

We, dear friends, have the power to walk in selfless love in this world as we worship our King together. It is a love the Savior demonstrated. He then commands us to “go and do likewise.”

No matter the nation we live in, no matter the political structures of that nation… we, as the Church, are called to live in the power of the Kingdom of God. It is not about the “system” handed to us by this world. It is about the system of the Kingdom of God transcending all powers of this world. The Church has immense power… and sits so idle. God, help us.

 

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