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If One Member Suffers, All Members Suffer

February 16, 2022 Daily Devotion
By Dr. George Ceremuga

If One Member Suffers All Members Suffer

God has so constructed the body as to give greater honor to the lowly members, that there may be no dissension in the body, but that all the members may be concerned for one another. 1 Corinthians 12:24-25

A continuation of Fr. Tony’s homily:

“The opposite of serving the common good is protecting one’s own turf. And let me tell you, this is a plague for the Church—not a cold, not the flu, not even COVID, but full-blown bubonic plague. It’s a plague as old as the Corinthians and something that infects parishes, campus ministries, even the Vatican. Guarding one’s turf means losing sight of what the overall goal of the Church is—evangelization, holiness, growing in the love of Christ—and instead seeking to protect what’s mine.

It’s a disease that paralyzes. It leads to obsession over petty signs of prestige, the bureaucratization of the Church, meetings about meetings, the repetition of empty slogans, to brown noses and empty brains. The treatment for this disease is to take a step back and ask, what is our common good? What are the goals we are all trying to accomplish? What is best for the whole body?”

What is the best for the body of Christ?

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If One Member Suffers, All Members Suffer