One With All

Christ was born in a world where there was no room for him. His first earthly home was with people who had no home, people who were regarded as weak and powerless. Christ belonged to people who did not belong.

And so, with people for whom there is no room in our world, Christ is present. And Christ calls us to make our home among them, to be one with them, to love them as He does. Not all of us literally need to make our home among the rejected, but all of us need “to be at home” with them, that is to be comfortable among them, to spend time with them, to laugh with them, to cry with them, to embrace them, to be bound in fraternity with them, to have them present within us, always mindful of their needs. To be one with God is to be one with all.

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3 Responses to “One With All”


  1. 1 sherada collins October 17, 2013 at 6:05 am

    Does standing on a corner and handing them a sandwich count? I think not. Being one with the poor? My son was homeless after he got out of the Army. “Nobody knows you…when you’re down and out.” Nobody wants to know you. We are terrified of being poor. That is what created the middle class in America. Fear of poverty so great we would work in coal mines, factories, steel mills…anything. Sell our soul to the company store…just so we aren’t “beggars.”

  2. 2 aliceny October 17, 2013 at 9:07 am

    And…when we ‘become one with them,’ we find an unexpected gift — Jesus among them, where He has always been. We also find our true selves.

    Thank you, Gerry.

  3. 3 COLETTE.M.MALONEY@nuim.ie October 18, 2013 at 8:53 am

    Or as Bono said, “we’re one but we’re not the same, we get to carry each other.” Love, love, love Gerry’s blogs. His work is easing it’s way into my PhD. Thanks for the prayers John, I’ll defo need them this week! But Percy, oh my God, my heart longs to be with him right now. C.


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