394. The foundation is Christ
As soon as we accept Jesus as our Lord and Saviour, that we are baptized, and decide to follow Jesus and allow others to discover the gospel, we progress in faith. We progress in the faith as we live a personal and progressive involvement with Jesus, for the world. Paul supports this idea:
“With Christ Jesus himself as the capstone.” Ephesians, chapter 2, verse 20
Everything is built from and on the foundation of Christ:
“Through him the whole structure is held together and grows into a temple sacred in the Lord” Ephesians, chapter 2, verse 21
More clearly, it is Christ who is the real builder of his Church. But what is exceptional is that he needs us all, without exception. He needed Antony of Padua, the present Pope, Catherine of Siena, Bernard of Clairvaux, and many holy persons whom we may know. Paul confirms it to us:
“In him you also are being built together into a dwelling place of God in the Spirit.” Ephesians, chapter 2, verse 22
Let’s be assured that Jesus has come for us all, and that we all receive equally. The Trinity gives so much Love to every person who receives it. Let’s give thanks to God, who keeps us in his Merciful Love.
We don’t know how to ask Jesus to be with us and help us? Let’s ask him in our heart and let’s be sure he’s heard us. Let’s prepare to receive him well and let him transform us from the inside. Let’s allow some time, before seeing the new shoots. Let’s be patient, we will rejoice.
It’s 100% sure, as soon as we ask Jesus to help us, to be with us, he’s there, since he wasn’t elsewhere. Let’s welcome Jesus! He is here with us.
The new American Bible, 2011-2014
Book: Let's evangelize, Normand Thomas