Theme of the Day: Together…we belong to Christ

Scripture Readings: Isaiah 19:19-25; Psalm 139:1-12; 1 Corinthians 12:12-26; Mark 9:38-41


Isaiah envisioned a day when Egyptians and Assyrians would worship together

with Israel as God’s people. Christian unity belongs to the design of God for the

unity of all humanity, and indeed of the cosmos itself. We pray for the day when

we will worship together in one faith and one Eucharistic fellowship.

We are blessed by the gifts of various church traditions. Recognising those gifts in

each other impels us towards visible unity.

Our baptism unites us as one body in Christ. While we value our particular

churches, Paul reminds us that all who call on the name of the Lord are with us in

Christ for we all belong to the one body. There is no other to whom we can say, “I

have no need of you” (1 Cor 12:21).


What are the signs of “belonging to Christ”?

In what ways can the phrase “I belong to Christ” be used to divide Christians

rather than unite them?


We give you thanks, O God, that you bless each and every member of the body of

Christ with the gifts of your Spirit. Help us to be supportive of one another, to be

respectful of our differences, and to work for the unity of all throughout the world

who call upon Jesus as Lord. Amen.

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