For all the saints in warfare, for all the saints in rest

We recently discussed the need for unity in the Church. But isn’t there already the only unity in the Church that really matters? All who believe and have been baptized in Christ are part of His Body, the Holy Christian Church. Isn’t it like the Kingdom of God, which is not something we have to bring on–though we pray for it to come–but already exists, since He already reigns, on Earth and in Heaven? As for an external, temporal, institutional unity, that might be wished for, but isn’t it already accomplished as a hidden, though no less genuine reality?

Anyway, the question for All Saints’ Day and All Saints’ Day weekend: Consider the confession in the Apostle’s Creed, “I believe in the communion of the saints.” What does that mean to you?


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