hesians 3:2-3A, 5-6
This Sunday invites us to think about gifts – be they from Wise Men or not. The 2nd Reading focuses on the Gift of Faith – whcih we recieve, yes, from people in our lives – but one that, ultimately, comes from God.
Ephesians 4:30 – 5:2
This Sunday’s 2nd Reading seems to set an impossible standard; but while St. Paul warns us to control our anger, more important is how we resolve that anger, and do not let it linger, but forgive our neighbour.
When we are Baptimed we inherit the promises and duties of God – to act as Christ in all ways: as Priest in Faith; as Prophet to the World; and as King to Others. St Paul, however, reminds us on the duty to act as One in the Lord.
In a Lenten Sunday of particular rejoycing – we pass half-way point of Lent. With that, we can begin to see over the brow of the hill to Easter, and what that means for us and our understanding of God’s lasting great gift to us – the Eucharist.
“Wives, give way to your husbands” is a bible verse that is often criticised and used to attack the Church and her teachings – but that is because it is misunderstood. Much like being part of a family, taking time, working past our initial instincts and trying to think about what the other person would have meant – we can learn a deep and valuable lesson.