July 3, 2017
...in him you also are being built together into a dwelling place of God in the Spirit.
I live in a part of the country in which college football is...big! During the fall, entering and exiting stores, people who are strangers recognize their common bond and really do say, in passing, "Roll, Tide!" At the grocery checkout, class, ethnic and gender divisions disappear as deeply felt and informed predictions are made about next week or postmortems are offered on last week's matchups. I've experienced this surrounding college football. You may know of it from soccer or baseball in your community.
My challenge is to recognize ties that bind me to others that are deeper and, while invisible, even more real. In Christ, I am in communion with all the baptized. He has done this. We are his body, called to know each other and to be known in a hurting world, not by the colors we wear, but by our love.
Jesus, deepen my awareness of my communion with others in your body, the Church.
- Amy Welborn
Ephesians 2:19-22|Psalm 117:1-2|John 20:24-29