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Hidden From View

Exalting HolinessThe outer visible shell of the Mystical Body often deceives us as to the complex nature that lays hidden inside. We struggle to understand how God planted Christ's personal body within an individual like a hidden spark when Jesus became that person's Lord and Savior.

Transforming Our Attitudes

ChaliceWe knew it was true by the transformation of that person's attitude and life but we failed to appreciate the amazing and complex work of God's Holy Spirit within. The agent, the God-essence that did the transforming, was hidden beneath the skin, deep within the persona, quietly enlightening the heart and the mind. At Holy Communion, the sacramental bread and wine similarly disguise Christ's body and blood in a way we cannot even begin to comprehend.

Body Parts

The Body of Christ, like all bodies, is made up of many individual parts. There are the limbs, organs, and members that when assembled make up the entire body. Saint Paul expressed this truth in 1 Corinthians 12.12-14, "Just as a body, though one, has many parts, but all its many parts form one body, so it is with Christ. For we were all baptized by one Spirit so as to form one body - whether Jews or Gentiles, slave or free - and we were all given the one Spirit to drink. Even so the body is not made up of one part but of many." Across the globe, invisible ties bind together Christians of all nations, colors, tribes, and languages in the "Body of Christ Worldwide." In Heaven, beyond the furthermost aspect of the created universe, the triumphal no-longer-seen and hidden Universal Body worship in unnumbered waves around the glistening throne of God.

"Christ Personal Body"
by Ron Meacock © 2019

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