In the Last Supper Christ prayed that all might be one. He wants all in his Church to be united with the hierarchy and with one another. Sometimes this unity can be lacking. In this meditation we make use of the Catechism of the Catholic Churchand writings of the Fathers of the Church, to pray about:
The three bonds that unite all in the Church: our common faith, worship and government
Christian influence in today’s society is challenged in many ways.
Two thousand years ago, Jesus Christ sent twelve men out to change the world. They succeeded. Within some 350 years, under the Emperor Theodosius the Roman Empire, that had persecuted the Church for 250 years, declared Christianity its official religion, giving rise to the Holy Roman Empire. Now the Christian influence in society is waning and is under attack. All the baptised are called to bring Christ and his teaching back into society.
In this meditation we consider how:
Christ sent the apostles out to teach all nations and they were very successful
The Christian influence on society is now challenged in many ways