About Amid Wonders
By Juan Carcache
Welcome to our community. We are here to help each other develop a common vision and to live out our calling.
Though I write as a Catholic writer, this outreach is ecumenical. I believe that Christ wants "the whole Church, taking the whole Gospel, to the whole world." That is what we used to proclaim in Charismatic circles decades ago and it is now more essential than ever to be united in that common goal. "Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God and everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God... because God is love." (1 John 4:7-8)
All that I write and produce as a Catholic lay minister, I submit to the authority of my pastor and church authorities. We are all, however, "one flock - one shepherd." In the words of John Paul II: "The Spirit of God will give us no respite until we have re-established full unity among us." And again he said, "believers in Christ, united in following in the footsteps of the martyrs, cannot remain divided. If they wish truly and effectively to oppose the world's tendency to reduce to powerlessness the Mystery of Redemption, they must profess together the same truth about the Cross."
I have been involved in ecumenism for years. I was a memeber of Kairos Prison Ministries, an ecumenical ministry composed of ministers from all faiths going into the prisons to develop communities within the prisons. Before then, as a prayer group leader, I was called to help develop prayer groups for other denominations; our own group being ecumenical. I also planned seminars where the speakers each week were pastors of the varios churches in our town. Let us be one here also!
Jesus has already prayed for us, "That they all may be one; as you, Father, are in me, and I in you, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that you have sent me." (John 17:21)
Welcome again to our community. We have provided a blog where you can leave your comment and a video area where you can see a discussion of common topics affecting all of us.