Year C - Ash Wednesday or Self-Recognition Day
February 10, 2016
If we are going to posit that G*D is making an appeal to others through us, it is incumbent to ask how appealing we are.
There is some junk stuff here about sin. Simply delete those phrases/sentences. This will help focus on grace as grace rather than grace being bounded by sin. If we don’t attend to this work, our work will be vain and in vain.
It will be helpful to come to grips with questions about an “acceptable time”. At a minimum there will have to be wrestling with acceptable space and energy, as well. These matters find their specifics in Paul’s life and in yours. Do find examples of Paul’s examples in your own life. If you don’t have an experience that can translate into Paul’s categories, don’t use that part of this passage until it comes to consciousness or your reading will ring hollow.
Rejoice that you are alive, can ring true, and clear obstacles between sisters and brothers.