Reflection as a member of the Body of Christ
When I am in my best frame of mind, I realize that I’m a member of the Body of Christ along with you all, my brothers and sisters in Christ. I believe in Christ the Head of the church. As members, we are exhorted to love one another and to live our lives in this kind of spirit. We know from the Christian scriptures that the Body of Christ has many members and the members have a variety of gifts and capabilities. We are to put our gifts at the service of one another in the community. In this way, we are all built up and can grow more whole. It’s my hope that Vatican II theology will prevail, so that the church as People of God will flourish for our world in need.
In hindsight, it’s easy to see that the Church understood as institution is at the root of the clergy scandal and its coverup. Time to move on and continue in search of the truth. This will set us free.