12 July 2019
By Stefania Caterina and Fr Tomislav Vlašić
Father Tomislav: Dearest Brothers and Sisters; we will continue to look at the message of Our Lady of 24 June to deepen our understanding of the Church of Jesus Christ of the Universe.
The title of our reflection is “Living in the Church of Jesus Christ of the Universe”; we will answer the first question: which Church is it? The answer is that it is the only Church of Jesus Christ that exists. How can we participate in it? We will try to give you some indications.
First, let us listen to the words of the Holy Spirit regarding the Church taken from the book, “The Universe and Its Inhabitants”.
“What moves the Church is the life of the Most Holy Trinity which is constantly communicated to her through the Holy Spirit and is present in the Sacraments. By drawing from this life, the assembly of the believers in Christ can be defined as Church; otherwise it would just be one of many organisations working in favour of humanity. Yet, the Church is not a group of people joining together to pursue a useful purpose; nor is it a noble foundation that keeps the memory of the founder, Jesus Christ, alive through virtuous works. Even less is the Church a centre of power, as she unfortunately often presents herself. The only power residing with the Church is that of grace, which creates neither apparatuses nor hierarchies, but is distributed equally among the members according to the individual originality and for the spiritual growth of all. Continue reading