Thursday, February 12, 2009

1 Corinthians 9:24-27

Epiphany 6 – Year B

1 Corinthians 9:24-27

In today's world, what does it mean to "run to win". Are spiritual steroids appropriate? Can one hire a Prayer Warrior to cover your back? What are the limits of using perishable means to arrive at an imperishable end?

While there is much to be said for Type-A, workaholic, intentional and disciplined people, the other side of the coin is good old grace. Paul, so into grace, not law, comes pretty close here to relying on the law when it came to himself.

Give yourself a break Paul, relax your hyperbole, just do your best. Jesus will reach out and hug you, paunch and all, the leper told me so.
 

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