There is one body and one Spirit,
just as there is one hope to which God has called you.
There is one Lord, one faith, one baptism;
there is one God and Father of all people,
who is Lord of all, works through all, and is in all.
– Ephesians 4:4-6 (GNT)
It is the three persons of the Blessed Trinity
who are at work in God’s Church
and who keep it together
– one Spirit, one Lord, one God and Father.
There is only one Spirit,
who brings about and maintains the unity of Christ’s mystical body – the Church.
It is the Holy Spirit,
dwelling in believers and pervading and ruling over the entire Church,
who brings about that wonderful communion of the faithful
and joins them together so intimately in Christ, who is the one Lord,
who taught us the one faith,
which draws us to share the one hope –
that of sharing in Christ’s eternal glory.
God, the Father of all, is, in the last analysis,
the basis of the natural unity of mankind.
God’s lordship and control over things
means that He is the author and maintainer of their unity.
Throughout history He has acted through all His children, that is, believers,
whom He has used to bring about unity among men and over all created things.
And He dwells in all the faithful, for they belong to Him;
even the deepest recesses of their hearts are His.
REPETITIVE PRAYER FOR TODAY…
Bind us together, Lord,
bind us together with love.