St. Paul knew something about architecture when he compared Jesus to a capstone. He also knew something about Jesus. The capstone is the central top stone in a masonry arch that locks the other stones in place and enables the arch to stand and bear weight. It holds everything together. The one who holds our faith, our community, our Church and our world together is Jesus. Nothing or no one else can do this.
We are sometimes tempted to put something else or someone else in the place of Jesus—perhaps a favorite religious practice, a particular prayer, a specific way of worshiping or a certain charismatic leader. But no, what holds us together is our shared love for the same Someone, namely Jesus.
How do your daily choices show that Jesus is central to your life? (Hint: You chose to read this reflection today, didn’t you?)
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