Catholic, Lutheran and Mennonite Trilateral Dialogue Commission on Baptis
(LWI) – Global representatives of Catholic, Lutheran and Mennonite churches meeting in Colombia, heard how the local churches are promoting peace and reconciliation in the country caught in a protracted 50-year civil conflict.
“It was a very powerful experience to discuss the theme of discipleship in Colombia and at the same time be able to hear how the churches there are contributing to the peace process, particularly in lifting up the voice and expectations of the local people and communities affected by the violence,” said Rev. Dr Kaisamari Hintikka, Assistant General Secretary for Ecumenical Relations at The Lutheran World Federation (LWF).</p?
Hintikka and other representatives of the LWF, Mennonite World Conference and the Catholic Church’s Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity participated in the fourth meeting of the International Trilateral Dialogue Commission, held 29 February – 4 March in Bogotá, and jointly hosted by the local churches.
It was a very powerful experience to discuss the theme of discipleship in Colombia and at the same time be able to hear how the churches there are contributing to the peace process particularly in lifting up the voice and expectations of the local people and communities affected by the violence
The Word of God for the Christian signifies more than just words in a book or words on a scroll. The Word of God is a phenomenon. It is an ordering principle. It is the very wisdom, or mind of God. Just as words bring together ideas, and ideas bring together realities, the eternal logos of God is a principle by which God orders the world and reality. This eternal logos becomes flesh in Christ Jesus.
He unrolled the scroll and found the passage where it was written: The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to bring glad tidings to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim liberty to captives and recovery of sight to the blind,to let the oppressed go free, and to proclaim a year acceptable to the Lord. Rolling up the scroll, he handed it back to the attendant and sat down, and the eyes of all in the synagogue looked intently at him. He said to them, “Today this Scripture passage is fulfilled in your hearing.”