~ Fr. Stephen Freeman, "Babylon and the Trees of Pentecost"
Sunday, June 12, 2011
The Church is God's Vision
"The Church is God’s vision of united mankind – a union achieved through the gift of God and not by human effort. It is a union which maintains a diversity of sorts (the languages do not become one 'super' language – so much for the 'unity' of Latin) but a diversity whose unity is found in true union with the one, living and true God. The gospel proclaimed by the apostles on the day of Pentecost, though preached in many languages, was one and the same gospel."