Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Cam Night Reflection

As part of cam (hallway) life here at the seminary, each seminarian lives on a cam and contributes to the life of the cam. A seminarian may be the "Snow Czar," or the "Dining Hall Representative."

Each of us, at least on my cam, take turns doing a reflection for cam night on Wednesday. Below, I would like to share my reflection on the Second Reading for the Third Sunday of Ordinary Time, 1 Corinthians 12:12-30.

"As a body is one though it has many parts, and all the parts of the body, though many, are one body, so also Christ."

Each one of us was baptized into Christ's Mystical Body, the Church; the earthly manifestation of Christ's glorified Body. Does this come to mind in our daily activities? Does this dawn on us when each of us offers ourselves in the Sacrifice of the Mass, or our field education, or when we go to class?

Just as the laity have a share in this participation in divine realities, so do we as seminarians. Our contribution to the Mystical Body now is as men training for the priesthood. We share each of our gifts now so that we may participate in Christ's headship one day, God willing.

Here at the seminary, each of us uses our gifts and talents and we unite them to everyone else's to build up the local church on campus. We take these gifts into the world to make it a better place, so as to bring about even more Christ's Kingdom on earth.

" ... though many, are one body, so also Christ." Let us reflect this day on our role in Christ's Body on earth, so that we can bring Christ to a world hungry for Him.