What is the intellectual backing behind the word “Christian brotherhood”? The central point on which this word lives, in which its force is rooted, is nothing other than the central point of Christian reality in general: the table fellowship of the faithful with the risen Lord. People have always experienced sharing a meal as the most effective way of creating fellowship; here, though, when they eat the one divine bread that the Lord himself desired to become for us, this is raised to the highest power: it is in the final analysis nothing other than incorporation into the Lord’s Body, into the realm of the risen Christ; the process that takes place here is meant to be quite concrete, as we can understand from the bold saying of Saint Paul, who declares outright: “You are all one in Christ Jesus” (Galatians 3:28).

Benedict XVI, Dogma and Preaching: Applying Christian Doctrine to Daily Life, ed. Michael J. Miller, trans. Michael J. Miller and Matthew J. O’Connell, Unabridged Edition. (San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 2011), pages 207–208.

My Notes: This is something to pray about. ‘Dear Jesus, help me to be the best brother or sister that I can be, to all those who are “One” in you.’

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