Yesterday, our parish priest gave a strikingly different reflection on the passion of our Lord. He pointed out a particular verse in John’s gospel.
When the soldiers had crucified Jesus they took his garments and made four parts, one for each soldier; also his tunic. But the tunic was without seam, woven from top to bottom; (John 19:23)
According to Monsi Mel, this speaks about the Church of Christianity. Christ intended that we Christians unite in His name. It’s just unfortunate that we live in separate communities, churches, and denominations.
I believe that we are united in Christ. Our lives bear witness to the same saving power of the Savior who died for us on the cross. Why can’t we be as God intended us to be – one Body?
Of course I know that tradition, history, and facticity have led us to where we are now. Don’t “we all live under the same sun”? Then “‘why can’t we live as one”?
(Pasensya na, may pinaghuhugutan lang)