Take a few minutes to come to stillness within. Breathe slowly and deeply, inhaling God’s Spirit of peace and exhaling all the distractions that clutter your spirit.
Ephesians 4:4 One body and one Spirit, as you were also called to the one hope of your call.
This phrase from Paul’s letter to the Ephesians, in addition to the several verses that follow it, eventually came to signify the unity of the Church with the Holy Spirit. The practice of Baptism, Repentance, and Communion usher us into that same unity. We are called to live in that bond, in right relationship with the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. It is only in that unity that we, as a Church, can proclaim the Good News and give witness to the Kingdom of God with credibility and integrity.
(Using these words or your own, pray to God.)
God, Father, Son, and Spirit, embrace me in the unity of your being. Inspire me to be an agent of welcome in my family, work, and community.