Feliz Cumpleanos Hermano!
February 14, 2022 Daily Devotion
By Dr. George Ceremuga
To each person the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good. - 1 Corinthians 12:7
Today’s is my brother’s birthday. Thank you, God, for this ambassador for Christ. May God bless you and your family abundantly. Let us continue with Fr. Tony’s recent homily on one body, many witnesses. As the unity circle and medicine wheel remind us that there is nobody in front of us, behind us, above us, or below us.
Circle creates common good and unity the circle is Love!
“First, what is a common good? It’s a phrase we sometimes hear in connection with Catholic social teaching, but I want to think about it at the most basic level. A common good is a goal—a good—we have in common, something we are all working toward together because it’s good for all of us, not just for me. The autoimmune disease Paul warns us about is losing sight of the common good. When the eye says, I’m going to give up seeing for a while because I want to have these other experiences of hearing or walking, well, that may be good for the eye, but it’s bad for the body as a whole. The eye may have new experiences, but the body stumbles around blindly. And that turns out to be bad for the eye too. Paul reminds us, “There are, indeed, many different parts, but one body” (V.20).
And the gifts we have, we were given to share...