Thought of the Day September 16, 2015

By 11:27 AM

“You cannot have God for your Father if you do not have the Church for your mother.... God is one and Christ is one, and his Church is one; one is the faith, and one is the people cemented together by harmony into the strong unity of a body.... If we are the heirs of Christ, let us abide in the peace of Christ; if we are the sons of God, let us be lovers of peace” (St. Cyprian) Recently, the Holy Father talked about one of the tactics of the devil is to create division in families, in society and in the Church. Disagreement  and division are two different things. People can disagree but still be in unity and peace. But when disagreement results in division, that is not of God. That is why St. Paul states: "Make every effort to preserve the unity which has the Spirit as its origin and peace as its binding force."(Eph 4:3) Ours is the work of peace and unity not of division and animosity. In the first we are acting as children of our Father, and disciples of Jesus and cooperators with the Spirit.

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