Nº 25 · January - February 2004
Many times we have heard and spoken of our Lord Jesus Christ as the mystery that God had hidden in His heart throughout the centuries and ages, and we have rejoiced exceedingly in receiving the revelation of this mystery. What's more, we have been witnesses of the Father's pleasure in revealing His Son.
But now we have before us the other great mystery, as beautiful as the first, inseparably united with Him: The Church is the mystery that our Lord had hidden from the beginning in His heart. The revelation of this mystery is no less joyful for the believing heart than the previous one. What's more: it is both its fullness and complement.
The Church is not what has commonly been taught to us. The Church is not anything human. Although it is made up of people, it is much more than that. It is not measurable, nor manipulable. The way of the Church is outside of man's reach, because it belongs only to Christ and for Christ alone.
The Church is not synonymous of 'Christendom ', nor of 'Christian institutions '. The Church is on the earth, but it is invisible to the eyes of common man. If Christ doesn't reveal His Church, nobody can know it. Just as the Father reveals His Son, He has to reveal His Church so that this ceases to be a mystery.
May the Lord grant us, in His grace, the privilege of receiving this beautiful revelation and of living in consonance with it.
TEAM: Eliseo Apablaza F. | Roberto Sáez F. | Gonzalo Sepúlveda H. | Claudio
GUEST CONTRIBUTORS: Rodrigo Abarca B. | Christian Chen | Rubén Chacón | Andrew Webb
TRANSLATION Spanish-English: Andrew Webb
WEB DESIGN: Mario & Andrés Contreras