Thursday, May 03, 2007

Psalm 133 and the Beauty of Unity

Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity! It is like the precious ointment upon the head, that ran down upon the beard, even Aaron’s beard: that went down to the skirts of his garments; As the dew of Hermon, and as the dew that descended upon the mountains of Zion: for there the Lord commanded the blessing, even life for evermore.

Isn’t this a marvelous picture from the Holy Scriptures that declare the very Word of God? Truly unity is the life that God promises those who trust in Christ.

Moreover, the promise is that where the Holy Office of the Ministry is intact and the means of grace are administered purely (the reference to Aaron and the oil of anointment into the priestly office), that such unity will be the state of those who receive the life that God gives through faith.

It is so simple that it seems beyond belief. Yet that is what God promises. It is not by means of what we must do, but rather, by means of what God does through His Holy Office.

It just doesn’t get any better than this!

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