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 into man, into his relationships, and into all creation. Strife, war, pain, decay, and death ensued. All, like sheep, have gone astray.
In this harsh winter, the Sun of Righteousness rose and created Spring. The Son of God became man, was crucified, and rose again to re-unite what had become divided and fragmented—man's inner being, God and man, man with man, heaven and earth—that God might be all in all. Peace means harmony between beings. Jesus Christ is 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, and 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 our faith? To look to Christ. Yet in so doing we also look to His Body, the Church, the mystical organism He established with His very life for the life of the world. The Church is Jesus Christ's plan and means for healing, saving, and restoring the 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 prayers of the Saints; and practiced each day in the home, school, and workplace.