Skip to comments.Cardinal Koch: “Putting Christ’s Seamless Garment Back Together” Interview About Church Unity
Posted on 01/22/2014 7:29:44 PM PST by marshmallow
From a January 17th interview with Vatican Radio
Is Christ divided? This question from the First Letter to the Corinthians is addressed in this years Week of Prayer for Christian Unity (January 18-25). The fact that 2,000 years after Jesus work on earth Christians are not united is a burden for all believers, said Cardinal Kurt Koch, the head of the Vatican dicastery for ecumenism, in an interview with Vatican Radio.
The theme of the Week of Prayer is, in my opinion, a great challenge: Of course Christ cannot be divided. That was true also of his body, yet nevertheless we [Christians] have many divisions and separations in history. The provocative question posed by this years Week of Prayer must once again be the fundamental question of ecumenism, for these divisions are not in keeping with the will of Christ. We absolutely must overcome this.
The President of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity has always been disappointed by this state of affairs.
Even as a child I was always moved by the fact that in the Passion account the Romans divided up among themselves everything that Jesus had, except his seamless garment. They wanted to leave it whole. This seamless garment has thus become throughout history the sign of the Churchs unity. I was then especially upset by the fact that we Christians have done what not even the Roman soldiers did: we have torn this seamless garment to pieces. Now we have a lot of work ahead of us, putting this garment back together.
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The Body of Christ has many parts. The hand is not connected to the foot. And that is healthy.
The fact is that Koch doesn't know what in the heck he's talking about. For 1,517 years, all Christians were Catholics. It was Luther who introduced "disunity".
Sorry, didn’t mean to post to you. I meant to post to the original poster.
i don’t get back together with people that consider me and my biblical views to be anathema.
This is not just Koch. The main dogma of the post Vatican II Church is False Ecumenism. It is contrary to Traditional Church teaching. It is this that needs a-fixing.
The disunity really, really started back in the 1000’s when the Eastern Christians parted company, then it picked up again in the 1500’s under Luther.
Rather I find it very hurtful when non-Catholic Christians bash Catholic Christians myself.
that’s hardly a one-way thing, you folks are the attackers as often as the victims.