Friday, May 11, 2018
Today, in Mercy, Acts continues to describe the development of the early Church. Paul spends 18 months in Corinth, working with the new Christians through the many twists of a growing community. Luke’s Gospel reminds us of a key teaching for this, and our, community: If we really live like Christ, we will suffer, and die to ourselves before any hope of glory.
A true Christian life is not without sacrifice (which comes by choice) nor suffering (which comes by imposition).
We sacrifice because we love. Consider all that parents sacrifice for their children’s sake.
When we suffer, we must also love, but add the hope for healing in ourselves and in anyone who causes our suffering.
This is to live like Christ.