COMMUNION, COMPLEMENTARITY, ORDER AND HARMONY
A fundamental Catholic perspective on the world is that of communion. Each one of us as individuals reflects in the image of God in that we are co-creators and heirs. We have a unique ability among the created to act against our instincts – we possess reason to a higher degree. Our mind is capable of imagination – of the abstract. We are capable of contemplation – of a special knowledge of God.
However, even with all of these gifts, God is simply too immense to be reflected in anyone of us alone. Rather it is in communion – in relationship with one another and with all of creation – that we most accurately represent the greatness of God.
The words that we hear in our reading today, are the same words Pope Francis reflected on last week in his address to families: “it is not good for you to be alone. The family is the great blessing from God who did not want to abandon us to the solitude of a life without others, without challenges, without a home. God does not dream by Godself, God tries to do everything ‘with us.’” In our families we come to understand who we are – before we go out into the world to understand what we are called to do.
CLICK HERE for the readings for 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Genesis 2:18-24; Psalm 128; Hebrews 2:9-11; Mark 10:2-16)