Monday 18 August 2008

Member Care and the Body of Christ

Agnus Dei qui tollis peccata mundi
miserere nobis.

We are looking at "wounds" in the Body of Christ. We are relating specific paintings of Christ's "passion" from El Prado Museum in Madrid, to the mission/member care world. The level of health/dysfunction (wounds) in our own communities will be reproduced in the communities that we seek to strengthen and form.

The painting below, The Descent from the Cross, was done around 1435 by the Flemish artist Rogier van der Weyden. Who among us also has the moral courage to request and to hold and to care for the broken Body?

Reflection and Discussion
Lamb of God you take away the sin of the world, have mercy on us.
Is there something within your sphere of influence that needs justice and mercy? Mercy with justice brings healing--for our communities and those we seek to support/form.

We will not prosper if we cover a transgression.
But if we confess and forsake our transgressions, we will find mercy.
Proverbs 28:13

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