So then you are no longer strangers and sojourners, but you are fellow citizens with the holy ones and members of the household of God, built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the capstone. Through him the whole structure is held together and grows into a temple sacred in the Lord; in him you also are being built together into a dwelling place of God in the Spirit.Ephesians 2:19-22 (NABRE)
So then you are no longer strangers and sojourners, but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God, built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus himself being the cornerstone, in whom the whole structure is joined together and grows into a holy temple in the Lord; in whom you also are built into it for a dwelling place of God in the Spirit.Ephesians 2:19-22 (RSV)
We are God’s temple built on Christ the cornerstone:
From apostles and prophets, a family grown!
6 Replies to “Saints Simon and Jude, Apostles”
Dear GMC, Your reflection helps everyday people like me feel like they belong to the Body of Christ, too. Something that would have been an impossible cause for me, days gone by. Thank you for the positive spiritual effect that your reflection has on me. Your sister in Christ, fdan
Thank you, dear sister. “The word of God is living and effective…” (Hebrews 4:12). May it transform us day by day.
Dear GMC, I didn’t know how much I didn’t know about the Word until I started reading and reflecting on your reflections. Thank you, GMC, for transmitting your love of Scripture to us and teaching us so much in the process. My heart overflows with love and gratitude to God and to you. Oh, what a loving and merciful God we serve in one another.
Thank you, fdan. I am learning right along with you.
Uncluttering is my ongoing chore.
Home becomes more spacious.
“You cannot take it with you.”
Leaving my pile of things
Becomes a burden on loved ones left.
My eternal home needs no furniture,
photos, books, or clothes.
I am a heavenly citizen.
My love filled heart is passport.
No need for any things anymore.
Dear Liz, your loved ones are very blessed by your Christlike example! May we all live as heavenly citizens.