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Wednesday, July 26, 2023

Living Stones

1 Peter 2:4-5

4 As you come to him, the living Stone—rejected by humans but chosen by God and precious to him— 5 you also, like living stones, are being built into a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood, offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.


Christ is the living Stone.  He dwells with God, the Father, in heaven and within our hearts.  He is the foundation of the Church.  


We, Christians, are living examples of Christ.  Christ dwells within us and it is because of this that can we offer the world the love, mercy, grace and forgiveness of Christ.  Our lives embody His teachings, His words, His actions.  In living a life in imitation of Christ, our lives become a living sacrifice. 


Together, Christians are the living church, the spiritual community of God.  We enter the Church through the living Stone.  Our mission is to offer the living Christ to the world and, through Christ, transform the world….. one person at a time.


The Living Stone.  The rock of the world.


May the love of Christ be with you

Rev. Eric Lanier (Retired)

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