25 April 2012

Unity of the Church

"Even the very desire for the complete unity of faith -- which is lacking between us, and which must be achieved before we can lovingly celebrate the Eucharist together in truth -- is itself a gift of the Holy Spirit, for which we offer humble praise to God. We are confident that through our common prayer the Lord Jesus will lead us, at a moment dependent on the sovereign action of his Holy Spirit, to the fullness of ecclesial unity."

-from Things of the Spirit by Pope John Paul II

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