Friday, June 8, 2018
And Christ said to His disciples, “I am not asking on behalf of them alone, but also on behalf of those who will believe in Me through their message, that all of them may be one, as You, Father, are in Me, and I am in You. May they also be in Us, so that the world may believe that You sent Me. – John 17:20-21
In Christ, we are to live as One but not all the same. Christ’s speaks of the interplay of harmony and in that interplay of harmony a new Beauty is created. Yet, far too often, we in Christ choose the disharmony of war over the harmony of peace.
The Christian chord involves notes both human and Divine. Oh, there will be dissonance from time to time must that dissonance must always resolve. And this endless flow of music, its dissonant chords that then resolve into consonance is the history of a Christian life and the history of the Christian Church. Dissonance resolving into consonance, to preserve the harmony that is the very definition of who we are in Christ. Yes, that harmony that makes us one with God, one with Christ, one with Christ among us.
To be in harmony, one must listen to all the other voices. And all those other voices need to be listening to yours. And further still, each voice and every voice must be listening to Christ our Lord.
And yet … instead of seeking the concord of the Holy Chord, we took often seek to destroy the harmony by demanding that we all sing in the unison that we ourselves define.
Always in Christ’s Service,
Fr. Charitas de la Cruz