Theme: Holy Spirit source of mutual love
As the early groups of Christian disciples grew and developed, they had to learn to cope with the ordinary frictions which were an inevitable aspect of inter-personal relationships. People of diverse character and background had to learn to relate to one another in mutual charity in order for Christianity to succeed. All members had to enter into the symbiosis which we call community. The Oxford English Dictionary defines symbiosis as ‘a mutual interactive relationship between two living things, usually to the advantage of both’. Today we are invited to a symbiosis which supports and sustains the Christian community. Even though before God we remain as helpless as birds in the nest, with mouths open wide to receive food, we are assured that God will never forget us.