Yes, We’re glad to be home from Missouri — from Joplin, Paola (Kansas) and St Louis.  Had a wonderful time.

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Breaking Through the Boundaries – from Henri Nouwen’s Bread for the Journey

The sacrament of the Eucharist, as the sacrament of the presence of Christ among and within us, has the unique power to unite us into one body, irrespective of age, colour, race or gender, emotional condition, economic status, or social background.  The Eucharist breaks through all these boundaries and creates the one body of Christ, living in the world as a vibrant sign of unity and community.

Jesus prays fervently to his Father:  “May they all be one, just as, Father, you are in me and I am in you, so that they also may be in us, so that the world may believe it was you who sent me” (John 17:21).  The Eucharist is the sacrament of this divine unity lived out among all people.

For further reflection…

“For we were all baptized by one Spirit into one body — whether Jews or Greeks, slave or free — and we were all given the one Spirit to drink.” – 1 Corinthians 12: 13 (NIV)

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