So let's talk about today's readings 8/2/09

In the second reading, the Ephesians are told to put away their old ways, and
put on their new self. So, I wonder what they were doing while professing to
be Christian? There are a lot of people doing a lot of things today, that they
shouldn’t do. But they say it’s o.k. because “God loves me”. I am reminded
years ago of a group of strippers who donated money they raised for the poor
to a priest or bishop, I can’t remember which. He wouldn’t accept it, because of
the manner in which it was raised. They talked back and forth about it in the
news for a while… Should the strippers put on their new self and stop stripping?
Or should the priest put on his new self and use the money to help the poor?
People have differing ideas on what it means to put on your new self.

“What can we do to accomplish the works of God?”
Jesus answered and said to them,
“This is the work of God, that you believe in the one he sent.

– Well, that’s not work. Is He saying that we are the work of God when
we believe?

Today is the day of St. Eusebius of Vercelli, who was tortured and exiled for
saying Jesus is divine.

So what struck you about today’s readings? :bible1::twocents:

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