Monday, May 23, 2005

A Lame Christ...

Mother Teresa challenges us not to give “people a broken Christ, a lame Christ, a crooked Christ deformed by you” Ringma suggests that in other words let us not attempt to bring a gospel only by words. Instead, let us being the good news in love, words and deed out of the joy of what God has done in our own lives. To bring the whole Christ to the whole world remains a big challenge for us.
17... And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, 18may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, Eph 3:17-18
Not too sure how comfortable I am with an ecclesiology that perpetuates a broken Christ? I suspect the challenge for church is to identify areas where we fail to grasp - let alone demonstrate - the fullness of the love of Christ?

3 comments:

Sister said...

I sense that joy is a key.

Phil (Col 1:27-28) said...

Oh for the simplicity of a living and alive Gospel!

Blessings in Christ Jesus!

Sister said...

St Francis would definitely have said simplicity is another key!
Thats not easy if you are talking about practical love in action.