The Heart of our Faith: Jesus Christ and His Church
The eyes of all creation are set upon the Son of God. He is its center. All finds harmony in Him, for all was made through Him. Yet when the eyes of men's hearts turned each to his own way, harmony was lost. Discord entered man's being, his relationships, and all creation. Strife, war, pain, death—all these ensued. All we like sheep have gone astray.
In this harsh winter, the Sun of Righteousness rose and created Spring. The Son of God became man, was cruficied, and rose again to re-unite what was divided: the parts of man's being, God and man, man with man, heaven and earth, that God might be all in all. Peace is harmony between beings, and Jesus Christ is the Prince of Peace.
St Christina's is committed to participating in this awesome reconciling work by being the Body of Christ in the South and East Bay areas.
Yet, one cannot share with another what one does not oneself possess. Peace must first be established within, the civil war within the soul expelled.
For that, the hospital of the Church is needed. In the Church, Jesus Christ binds up our wounds, heals our infirmities, forgives our iniquities, and makes straight our paths. The chief act of faith is to look to Christ. Yet in so doing we also look to the Church, His Body, the organism He established with His very life for the life of the world. The Church is Jesus Christ's organ of salvation for the entire universe.
In the Church, we join all creation in bowing before Christ as Lord of heaven and earth.
And in the Church, we learn to walk in His ways, by a life marked by repentance; nourished by sacramental worship; strengthened by prayer, fasting, and almsgiving; heartened by fellowship; sustained by the intercessions of the Holy Saints; and practiced each day in the home, school, and workplace.