At the center of all this, Christ rules the church. The church, you see, is not peripheral to the world; the world is peripheral to the church. The church is Christ’s body, in which he speaks and acts, by which he fills everything with his presence. Ephesians 1:22-23
It is essential to understand "Church" as the Body of Christ if this passage from Paul is to make any sense at all. The institutional church of structure, hierarchy, processes, and rules--all necessary in some way for human concerted action--is not the Church but rather serves the Church. We together are the Church which is the Body of the Christ. We are the way that Christ as head is to be present in the world, our world of everyday reality.
Each of us is called to a vocation of accepting that reality and to speaking and acting in the world in a way that expresses the deepest reality of the Divine: all embracing and all inclusive love.
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