If someone were to ask you what is the pillar and foundation of truth", what would you say? Most would say "the bible". Can you point to a specific scripture in the bible that says that? I Timothy 3:15 tells us; "but if I should be delayed you should know how to behave in the household of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and foundation of truth. Undeniably great is the mystery of devotion." Ask yourself what is the definition of "church"? Church = Community. We the community of faith are the church and we are the pillars and foundation of truth.
Ephesians 2: 19-22 tells us. "so then you are no longer stranger and sojourners, but you are fellow citizens with the holy ones and members of the household of God, built upon the foundation of the Apostles and Prophet, with Christ Jesus himself as the Capstone. Through him the whole structure is held together and grows into a temple sacred in the Lord; in him you are also being built together into a dwelling place of God in the Spirit."
Our Parish faith communities ARE the pillars and foundation of truth! We are the ones that God has chosen to build His church upon the "Rock" that he left which was St. Peter. Our Parish Communities are held together in faith and truth by Christ Jesus, who IS the Capstone as we have read in the book of Ephesians. The Capstone is placed on the top of the pillars of the church structure to bring the entire house of God TOGETHER, in the Spirit, SOLID AS A ROCK, upon the foundation in which Christ Jesus entrusted to St. Peter.
We must know that we the faith community ARE the foundation of truth, in Christ Jesus, because Jesus dwells within each of us. We must continue to grow God's church which lives, breathes and burns within each one of us.
I leave you with this final passage from the book of Hebrews 10:23-25; "let us hold unwaveringly to our confession that gives us hope, for he who made the promise is trustworthy. We must consider how to rouse one another to love and good works. We should not stray away from our assembly, as in the custom of some, but encourage one another and this all the more as you see the day drawing near."
We as Catholic's MUST stand together in faith. "If God be for us….who will be against us?"
Keep us in your prayers; we will keep you in ours, and always, KEEP ON KEEPIN ON!
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