Prayer provided by Jesuit Volunteer Corps for the Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice 2013
View Prayer: The Christian Vision Prayer
In the kingdom of God I am never less than an individual, but I am never only an individual. I am always a member of a group, called by God to a response of love, which must include the whole group or it is literally unacceptable to God.
A community is indeed God’s family, and the Lord who calls us to a response of love takes as done to God self whatever we do to one another. “Whatever you do to the least of my children you do to me.” There can be no relationship of love with God unless we relate to one another in love. Sometimes this seems the highest cost of being a Christian. It is much easier to love the God I don’t see than the [community member] I do see.
The Christian Vision by John Powell, SJ www.jesuitvolunteers.org
Kim Coleman is the Integrated Marketing Director for the Ignatian Solidarity Network.