One Accord, One Church, One Christ

Unity in Christ, a togetherness of otherness. Let us transform unto Him and share in His sonship.

“All these with one accord were devoting themselves to prayer, together with the women and Mary the mother of Jesus, and his brothers.”

This is the type of Love, Christ wishes us to share among our brothers and sisters.

From the days of the early Church we have had many churches through many regions of many cultures that were all One Church of One accord.

When the Churches of the Corinthians,Galatians, Philippians, and so forth fell out of step, Paul lovingly exhorted and corrected them in Truth in the Love that he shared with them as family in Christ Jesus.

Today we have Catholics and Coptics in Egypt. We have Baptists and Methodists in Texas. And so on and so forth.

I desire to encourage you all that this multitude is not of division, but of the vastness and power of God whom is able to maintain sovereignty over so many different kinds of people in so many different kinds of lands to One Gospel in One Christ and reach in with His mighty hand and transform each of these many highly varied and different communities all into One accord.

Those living in certain cultures and communities in China for instance, aren’t able to practice certain aspects of religion in the same way that one can in California for instance. Does this mean that the brother in one area is lesser than the brother in another place? Or that the foot is greater than the leg? Certainly not! All are needed and gifted by the Spirit according to the need to take part in making His Kingdom on Earth as it is in Heaven, to take part in fulfilling not our own, but His Glory.

“So if there is any encouragement in Christ, any comfort from love, any participation in the Spirit, any affection and sympathy, complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind. Do nothing from rivalry or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves.” So count oneself as the worst sinner and our brother or sister as the greater, not in jealousy, but in a purity to outdo each other in goodness. For in goodness there is no rivalry, but peace and sound mind.

Therefore, brothers and sisters of all denominations, His One universal Church, who are all in His image, let us not quarrel holding knowledge and power over each other as the unbelievers do. For the devil loves to see His image corrupted, and this keeps us apart from our duty of loving thy neighbour, and visiting the orphans and widows in their affliction. So let us instead focus on what unites us, so that we can steadfastly continue the mission we are on this Earth to accomplish.

Let us be known for the Love that we have for one another, and despite disagreements, submit to each other in reverence for Christ. So “That together we may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.”

How are we to remain the salt of the Earth to preserve the Earth if we lose our salt?

How are we to remain the salt of the Earth and preserve the Earth if we lose our salt?

During his homily for Holy Mass at Santa Marta on Tuesday, 25 February

the Holy Father stated: “to be a lover of the world means enmity with God”. Indeed, “there are no compromises in the Gospel and when someone wants to live in the Gospel while making compromises, they ultimately find themselves with the worldly spirit”.

If you believe in unalienable rights endowed to you by your Creator

Do you only stand for Jesus when it’s convenient for you?

I’m especially grieved for my brothers and sisters in my home of America, I live overseas right now, but I’m still especially panging for you there

because we are the only nation where this fundamental right of being human is acknowledged as coming from our Creator and not the government

Just as the Church in Germany had evil spring up in it so now is with the Church in the United States and once again it’s by the same means, of the slothfulness, of the irreverent, disinterested lazy pantheistic tolerating everything instead of standing firm in the Faith

And I’m guilty too. The Church is guilty. Too long have I remained silent on our Church putting saccharine tolerance over Love.

When we deny the suffering Truth that is required of Love then we deny the ability for Love to truly order and bless our lives.

How much would it suck to go to confession, go to Church, receive Holy communion and die.

Only a little.

Only a happy death. Only enduring to the end by a life worth living, one that is obedient to Christ until the end. Ye of little faith, is it not your greatest desire to die in a state of grace rather than to die a coward in your sin of inaction?

Have you not already died to this world?

He that believes in Christ even though your body dies, will you not die but live eternally with Christ our LORD? Do you believe this?

Are you living as though you are eternal with God or are you still hanging on to this life, still hanging on to the spirit of this world?

If we are still hanging on to our wants, our possessions, our life then how are possibly living His will and not our own?

Who remembers the story of Daniel? How he prayed to God and refused to bow before the Pharaoh even when threatened with death. This world said to abandon God, that the God of Abraham is too dangerous in today’s society. That the Pharaoh and then the Fuhrer Hitler knows what’s best for you.

Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego gathered together in public to honour God and were saved by their Faith even when the law then was certain death.

In nazi Germany they let our God be perverted into something unrecognizable by our Faith. They let their country become godless. How will our brothers and sisters in the United States, leader of the free world, leader of religious liberty react in a time where the world tells them it’s not safe to practice your Faith in full presence with one another any longer.

Too long have Christians hid our Faith. Too long have we obeyed the spirit of the world instead of obeying God.

How will we rise above?

According to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, “the separation of church and state does not require division between belief and public action, between moral principles and political choices, but protects the right of believers and religious groups to practice their faith and act on their values in public life.”

When the Church is subordinate to the state or when the Church strays from it’s principles it lets in great evil. Twiceover, How are we to remain the salt of the Earth and preserve the Earth if we lose our salt?

A GOVERNMENT BIG ENOUGH TO HAVE THE POWER TO GIVE YOU YOUR RIGHTS IS BIG ENOUGH TO TAKE THEM AWAY

Is your religion just something you say you believe or do you live it out with all your heart, all your mind, all your spirit, all your might,? Right before Christ suffered and died for our sins, He held His Last Supper offering His Body and Blood to us for our salvation. Yeshuah our Eternal Saviour says to us continually to this very day, “Do this in remembrance of Me.”

For God’s Word is not merely once and finished dying away like us, but rather once and forever. “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.”

Thereforth His apostles continued this command until their end, Paul and all he taught continued this command, and the Church has continued to keep this command up until now.

Are we His Body which He gave to us, or is Holy Eucharist just something we’ll do in His presence whenever we get around to it?

We have a choice to make Church. Are we going to be a Church of faithful living, in obedience enduring until death for Christ our Lord? Or will we be, as Matt Walsh aptly titled his new book, a ‘Church of Cowards?’

Are we “always prepared to make a defense” for our reason of Hope or do we hand our Jesus over to those who hate Him at the nigh time of need. How easy is it to say we believe when we don’t suffer anything for it, much harder to stand for the Faith when there is an actual crisis and something to lose.

When we stare at Truth face to face, will we flippantly cast it aside as did Pontious Pilate retorting, “What is Truth?” – So as to make ourselves a false truth unto ourselves – Or will we submit to Jesus Christ, who is Truth Himself. I beseech you brothers and sisters, may we “endure until the end” and be like Daniel against the lion seeking to destroy us. For the sake of Christ, brothers and sisters, I exhort for us to “contend for the Faith” so that the gates of hell do not prevail against Her. Christ has already done far more for us. So it’s the least we can do for Jesus Christ and His Church. We need the Eucharist more than ever today, and this Earth needs us to be the Church of Light that is not afraid to stand up to darkness. So alas, I ask you thrice now, How are we to remain the salt of the Earth and preserve the Earth if we lose our salt?