Sunday, October 19, 2008

"The Church is holy and sinful, spotless and tainted. The Church is the bride of Christ, who washed her in cleansing water and took her to himself "with no speck or wrinkle or anything like that, but holy and faultless" (Ephesians 5:26-27). The Church too is a group of sinful, confused, anguished people constantly tempted by the powers of lust and greed and always entangled in rivalry and competition."
The above is the extract from the Henri Nouwen Society's daily meditation. This reminds us of our Lord Jesus's purpose of coming to this earth. Are we to be without speck or wrinkle but holy and faultless after being baptized with water and the Holy Spirit, so that one day we could come face to face with our Almighty One?

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