Wednesday, July 27, 2005

The Body of Christ


Maylen, 18, receives communion at the Basilica of Guadalupe in Mexico City, Wednesday, July 27, 2005. Hundreds of clowns of all ages ended their annual pilgrimage to the Basilica to pay their respects to the Virgin of Guadalupe. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)

This reminds me of a truth that is often forgotten by those of us who attend Mass faithfully:

"The miracle of the church assembly lies in that it is not the 'sum' of the sinful and unworthy people who comprise it, but the Body of Christ" (Father Alexander Schmemann)

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for the Schmemann quote. Particularly in his Eucharist, I describe his as being a still-smarting slap across the face. And I mean that in a good way.