What is needed so that faith becomes steady, not shaky, that
it controls us, directs our actions, is active, salutary, curative, comforting?
What is needed so that lifeís questions do not agonize, donít direct us out of
spiritual equilibrium? What is needed so that we are not like reeds that sway
with every wind?
For this, we must belong to the Church ó both in
spirit and body ó and live the one life with Her. A
sole individual in the field of war is not a significant force. While in the
Church ó one for all and all for one, under Christís guidance and in the grace
of the Holy Spirit ó the situation is totally different. In Church ó like
children in our parental homes ó we are protected on all sides, have concern
over us, spiritual nourishment, spiritual warmth and light. We bring our
sorrows to Her, and we find cures for our physical and
spiritual illnesses in Her.
We find the fullness of Church life in the temple.
In this holy place of worship, we are born through baptism for eternal life,
and in this house, we will have our final farewell with earthly life. It will
be here that memories of us will be preserved, and upon our death, prayers for
us will be raised to heaven.
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